Swiss engine producer Winterthur Gas and Diesel (WinGD) has signed an agreement with South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group to provide new smart shipping solutions to their customers.
Under the agreement, WinGD’s Engine Diagnostic System (EDS) will be integrated with HHI’s INTEGRICT-Smart Ship Solution (ISS) to offer improved insight and benefit to ship owners from their engine and ship data.
The partnership will help shipping companies reduce operational costs by offering digital knowledge and insight on how to operate the ship and its engine more efficiently.
It also aims to provide better customer understanding and support to ensure quick and accurate responses to challenges associated with engine and ship operations.
WinGD Business Development general manager Carmelo Cartalemi said: “The shipping industry is constantly looking for new and efficient solutions to improve profitability through reduced operating costs.
“Recent progress in information and communication technology and the availability of robust digital solutions are creating new opportunities within the marine industry.
“The integration of HHI’s ISS and our EDS creates the possibility to access even more detailed data analysis by drawing on the core competencies of both companies, leading to unique and highly valuable insights.”
WinGD’s EDS system is designed to provide continuous, intelligent-diagnostics of the engine and component performance.
The system aims to alert a ship’s operator prior to an alarm signal in order to help schedule necessary maintenance to improve safety and avoid unscheduled engine interruptions.
HHI launched its ISS solution last year, with an aim to standardise ways of navigation varying depending on levels of skills and experiences of navigators.
Enabling economical and reliable navigation and management of ships, the solution allows the collection and evaluation of real-time information on navigation.
It eventually helps improve efficiency and safety of ships.