April 25, 2019
European Shipbuilders to Collaborate on Vessel Connectivity

A group of large European shipbuilders including Damen Shipyards has announced a new cooperative initiative to develop and demonstrate a connected vessel platform. This project is named Code Kilo. 

In order to meet the digitalisation challenges of a diverse audience of stakeholders, in a robust, secure and cost-effective way, Euroyards members (Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Damen Shipyards Group, Fincantieri, Lürssen, Meyer Werft, Naval Group and Navantia) have joined forces to harmonise data management solutions and standards. This new 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.

Reusing and Gaining Insights from Data

Ship systems currently provide large amounts of data related to equipment status, ship operations and performance. The overall purpose is increasing the opportunities to reuse, combine and gain values and insights from data. This will allow the operator, the yard and equipment suppliers to optimise their respective activities. Enhancing the vessel digitalisation through fully-fledged integration will contribute to achieving sustainability and circularity goals.

Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

European shipbuilders are committed to applying their knowledge of physical system integration to improve digital integration, aiming at establishing the base for future business opportunities with Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. In this respect, the cooperation of all stakeholders, including customers, classification societies and suppliers is essential for the success of the project. 

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