The two parties have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at tightening their cooperation so as to contribute to the marine industry's ongoing digital transformation.
Specifically, Wärtsilä and DNV GL will jointly work in the areas of collaborative (big) data sharing and standardisation, autonomous ships, advanced remote services, new bridge technologies, and cyber security.
"The marine industry stands to benefit enormously from our rapidly expanding and unprecedented capabilities in collecting, compiling, processing, analysing, and distributing data digitally. Wärtsilä is committed to leading this digital transformation that will undoubtedly lead to greater efficiencies, better safety, and sustainability. We look forward to working with DNV GL to accelerate this transformation," Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine, underlined.
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL - Maritime, added, "At DNV GL, we are committed to using digitalization to help our customers extract the maximum value from their data. Working together with Wärtsilä, we can identify and minimize the barriers to data sharing, provide innovative class and assurance services, and find ways to capitalize on the new possibilities this opens up for shipping. Enabling greater sharing requires building trust, and DNV GL has worked to enable this, for example with our independent platform Veracity which provides seamless sharing, while ensuring the quality of data and algorithms our customers rely on."
"This important collaboration between a marine industry technology leader and the world's leading classification society will help to standardise and shape the regulatory environment, and will also enable the innovations needed for the sector to achieve the decarbonisation goals set out by the IMO [International Maritime Organization]," summed up Andrea Morgante, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Wärtsilä Marine.