European shipbuilders on digitalisation drive European shipbuilders on digitalisation drive sveral European shipbuilders have pledged to work together on a new digitalisation initiative that seeks cooperation and engagement from all stakeholders.
Fincantieri yard at GenoaITALIAN SHIPBUILDER FINCANTIERI IS ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROJECT.SEVERAL European shipbuilders are working together on a digitalisation initiative.
The initiative, known as Code Kilo, is looking to develop "a connected vessel platform," according to a statement by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, which is a participant in the project.
The other members include France's Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Naval Group; Damen Shipyards Group of The Netherlands, Germany's Lürssen and Meyer Werft, and Spain's Navantia.
"In order to meet the digitalisation challenges of a diverse audience of stakeholders, in a robust, secure and cost-effective way," the shipbuilders have joined forces "to harmonise data management solutions and standards," according to the statement.
"This new, ambitious project will seek for the full cooperation and engagement of all maritime stakeholders, including shipowners, shipbuilders, suppliers and classification societies, and it is supported by SEA Europe, the Shipyards’ and Maritime Equipment Association," it said.
Ship systems provide large amounts of data related to equipment status, ship operations, and performance and the overall purpose of the project is to increase the opportunities to reuse, combine and gain values and insights from data," the statement said, adding that this will allow the operator, the yard, and the equipment suppliers to optimise their respective activities.
"European shipbuilders are, therefore, committed to applying their knowledge of physical system integration to improve digital integration, aiming at establishing the base for future business opportunities" such as with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, it added.