Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group unit Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has invested in Japanese marine integrated digital platform provider Marindows.

This collaboration is expected to speed up efforts to attain carbon neutrality in areas of the marine industry such as electrification and autonomous operation. It also aims to offer new value through a combination of the physical and digital.

The investment will help the company tap the coastal vessel market, where autonomous operation and electrification is becoming more common. This market includes small and mid-sized vessels, as well as fishing and pleasure boats.

The deal will also help the company accelerate its efforts to commercialise standard electric propulsion vessels and implement an advanced navigation support system using real-time data.

Founded by e5 Lab last March, Marindows aims to use its marine operating system for the development of several applications to form a better work environment for crews and all personnel in the marine sector.

Designed to facilitate better ship to shore communications and crew support services in real-time, Marine broadband from Marindows is anticipated to launch later in the year.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

In February, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding partnered with Sanyu Kisen for the development of a green demonstration test vessel.

More than 5,000 vessels, including passenger ships, ferries, patrol boats and oceanographic research vessels, have been constructed by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding.

The company also uses new technologies to build energy carriers, including coal carriers, oil tankers and liquified gas carriers.