Kongsberg Maritime and MAN Energy Solutions are to deliver a digital package combining the Vessel Insight and PrimeServ Assist applications to four further vessels in Höegh Autoliners’ Horizon class fleet.
Following the signing of a digitalisation partnership between Kongsberg Digital and MAN Energy Solutions in May 2020, the combined infrastructure was initially trialled by Höegh in a two-vessel pilot project which has now successfully completed.
The agreement between MAN Energy Solutions and Kongsberg Digital came about as the companies realised that their separate efforts in the maritime digitalisation space were complementary. Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight was matched with MAN PrimeServ Assist digital solution for optimisation of engine use and maintenance. After entering a strategic digitalisation partnership, they undertook the delivery of a joint digital infrastructure to Höegh Autoliner’s Horizon class sister-vessels Höegh Trotter and Höegh Traveller. The pilot completion is formalised, and the project has been successful.
Höegh is now installing Vessel Insight, the MAN PrimeServ Assist app and Vessel Performance on four additional vessels.
“Our purpose is to provide greener and more sustainable deep-sea transportation and we are working closely with suppliers to achieve this,” said Andreas Enger, CEO, Höegh Autoliners. “The collaboration with MAN Energy Solutions and Kongsberg Digital has accelerated the digitalisation of our vessel’s operations and is an important step in improving our operational efficiency. Building on the success of the pilot project, we are pleased to continue the partnership with the addition of four vessels in our fleet.
MAN Energy Solutions and KONGSBERG will begin delivery of Vessel Insight and MAN PrimeServ Assist to the additional vessels immediately.