Copenaghen - MAN Energy Solutions and Samsung Heavy Industries have signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the digitization of marine engines. Together the companies want to define a framework for a long term strategic cooperation in order to develop technologies and systems for the digitization of marine engines.
“Digital technologies and the business models based on these technologies will transform the maritime industry”, states a MAN’s press release quoting the head of its R&D 2-Stroke Business, Brian Østergaard Sørensen. “Samsung Heavy Industries is an important part of this industry and an important business partner for us. It makes sense to bring our experts together and explore how best to work in synch with our digital value creation chain. It is our firm belief that cross industry cooperation is essential to the success of the digital transition, and we continue to take an active role in driving this with our partners”,
“We are committed to providing smartship solutions that are useful to our customers,” said Yong Lae Shim, Vice President of Samsung’s Ship and Offshore Research Institute. “This agreement with MAN allows us to expand the ecosystem of the SHI’s smartship SVESSEL, to further provide practically useful services to ship owners.”