Norwegian marine technology firm Kongsberg has partnered with classification society DNV GL to facilitate data sharing for digital class and assurance services.

The digitalisation cooperation agreement will permit customers of Kongsberg’s Vessel Insight to share data with DNV GL for use in digital services.

Vessel Insight, a maritime sector data infrastructure solution, will collect and share the vessel data to DNV GL, which will enable the company to carry out digital class and assurance services.

Kongsberg Digital president and Kongsberg EVP Hege Skryseth said: “We believe that broad maritime digitalisation and the value generation for shipowners will be achieved much faster if expert vendors work together to solve industry challenges.

“By combining DNV GL’s unique expertise in digital class and assurance solutions and Kongsberg’s data infrastructure specifically developed for the maritime sector, we are putting together necessary pieces of a puzzle. Together, we want to help our customers see the full picture.”

Both Kongsberg and DNV GL aim to promote the use of digital capabilities and technologies in the maritime industry in a safe, reliable and sustainable way.

DNV GL – Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen said: “By enabling customers to share their data via KONGSBERG’s Vessel Insight, we can expand the amount of data we are able to access and offer even more class and assurance services digitally.

“This will help customers not only to reduce their costs but streamline their daily operations.”

Last week, DNV GL released a report, outlining new rules for improving ship battery safety.

During the same week, KVH Industries and Kongsberg Digital deployed their first integrated maritime Internet of Things (IoT) system on Norwegian research vessel Simrad Echo.