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DNV signs MoU with Kongsberg Digital to boost data infrastructure verification and uptake

DNV and Kongsberg Digital have signed a Memorandum of Understanding Agreements (MOU), as the partners agree to closely cooperate on improving DNV’s data infrastructure verification as well as further strengthening KDI’s system design when it comes to providing efficient and standardised data access for ship owners.

The signing of the MOU found place at the shipping exhibition Posedonia earlier this month. DNV also signed an MOU with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).

Building upon the ongoing Data infrastructure (D-inf) type approval projects which Kongsberg Digital is currently undertaking with DNV, the partners decided to deepen the cooperation with the new MOU. The MOU is aimed at enhancing DNV’s D-Inf rules and supporting greater uptake by the industry. Kongsberg Digital will actively contribute to the development of the D-Inf rules,providing valuable feedback on the current rules as well as future versions.

“Classification societies have always relied on the cooperation of industry to help us shape the rules which lay the foundation for safe and efficient ship design and operation,” said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV Maritime. “Today, with more integrated and connected vessels and systems, and rapidly evolving digital technologies, we must be more agile, which makes broadcooperation more vital than ever. We highly value our work with Samsung and Kongsberg.  Their openness, future-orientated focus and constructive approach enables us to develop standards that can help enable the whole industry to enhance data infrastructure, exchange and use.”

“Kongsberg Digital has worked closely with DNV over many years, and we appreciate their collaborative approach to developing standards and industry needs, as well as our common goal of bringing the industry together,” says Sondre Mortensvik, VP Digital Ocean in Kongsberg Digital. “Standardising data and using this efficiently to enhance safety, efficiency and environmental performance is not the responsibility of one party, but something where all stakeholders must contribute. Only together can we realize the full potential that the digital transformation can bring to the maritime and offshore industry.”

Data standards and infrastructure technology are rapidly developing, a trend that is only likely to accelerate over the next decade as the industry matures and more companies come on board. Greater standardisation of maritime data infrastructure and provide the industry a platform to cooperate across systems, vessels, and logistic chains. Increasing the availability of high-quality and trustworthy data can build new businesses and enhance the industry’s drive towards improved maintenance, fuel consumption, safety, and more efficient end-to-end logistic chains.”

Earlier this year, Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight was awarded the industry’s first type approval for vessel end-to-end data infrastructure from DNV.


Morten Hansen

Vice President, Communications
+47 99 21 42 09
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