WinGD and HHI to co-operate on engine digital technologies

Mar 09 2018

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group have signed an agreement to integrate their digital technologies.

This collaboration will provide shipping companies with extensive digital knowledge allowing them to reduce the ship’s operational cost, while providing insight on how to operate the ship and its engine more efficiently, the companies claimed.


Through their combined expertise, HHI and WinGD will be able to offer enhanced customer understanding and support, to ensure quick and accurate responses to challenges related to engine and ship operations, they said.


WinGD has developed the engine diagnostic system (EDS) for creating insight from engine and ship data. The EDS provides continuous intelligent-diagnostics of the engine and component performance, which allows ship operators to be alerted prior to an alarm signal with the goal of scheduling necessary maintenance to improve safety and to avoid unscheduled engine interruptions.


Last year, HHI unveiled INTEGRICT-Smart Ship solution, its proprietary technology. The solution standardises methods of navigation, which vary depending on seafarers levels of skills and experiences, collects and analyses real-time information on navigation, thus will play a role in enhancing efficiency and safety of ships.


The collaboration between HHI and WinGD is claimed to maximise the benefits of the HHI INTEGRICT Smart Ship solution by integrating smart engine diagnostic analysis from the WinGD EDS.


Carmelo Cartalemi, WinGD general manager, business development, 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,” he said.


“We believe that ship operations can be further improved through a smart ship solution. With WinGD, we have the possibility to access deeper insights from the main engine. Combined with our ISS intelligence this offers our customers a level of knowledge and understanding of their ship that is unparalleled.” claimed Heung Won Seo, HHI research director.


HHI and WinGD said that they will continue to collaborate to develop further tailor-made technologies to support shipowners throughout the lifetime of their fleet operations.


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