Turkish-owned and registered shipping company Güngen Denizcilik ve Ticaret has committed its entire fleet of six Suezmax crude oil-tankers to Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight infrastructure.
Güngen’s immediate goal for installing Vessel Insight is to benchmark the vessels within its fleet, providing the foundation for increased fuel savings and reduced emissions. The strategic purpose is to standardise the digitalisation process and collect all data from the ships’ assets. Inputs can then be analysed, and the system easily connected to software applications in the Kognifai Marketplace.
By subscribing to Vessel Insight, Güngen will gain access to the Kognifai Marketplace, a network of third-party software applications that can be utilised by shipowners and operators to help make their businesses more sustainable and gain a competitive edge in the industry. The Kongsberg Digital Customer Success Team will assist Güngen in meeting their identified targets through the Vessel Insight infrastructure and the applications available on the Kognifai Marketplace.
“We are very pleased to have signed a contract to deliver our Vessel Insight infrastructure to Güngen,” said Andreas Jagtøyen, executive vice president, KDI. “Güngen is a well-reputed shipping company with ambitions to digitalise its fleet to the highest level, and is a forerunner in standardising the digitalisation process on vessels. We are looking forward to working with Güngen to unlock the full potential that lies in digitalisation and the software available on the market.”
“The multitude of sensors onboard our ships produce a massive amount of valuable data,” says Selim Güngen, COO of Güngen. “So far, despite enjoying the best satellite communication contracts which the market has to offer, we have only really been able to access this data by logging into our ships. This relatively slow and inefficient process has obstructed our predictive maintenance and data analysis endeavors. We therefore reached out to KONGSBERG, who also made our ships’ automation systems, to find a solution which will deliver an effortless data stream, accessible from anywhere and at any time from a user-friendly interface. We very much look forward to working with Kongsberg Digital to set yet another milestone in our digitalisation process.”
The contract between Kongsberg Digital and Güngen was signed on May 5, 2021. Installation of Vessel Insight is expected to commence in July 2021.