DNV GL and MPA to research autonomous systems and intelligent shipping

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

06 February 2017


DNV GL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to promote R&D and innovation in the maritime industry, including, among other things, intelligent shipping systems such as autonomous ships and drones for maritime purposes.

The MoU, which extends the duration of collaboration for a further three years, is aimed at the development of intelligent shipping and autonomous systems, energy saving and emission reduction technology for Green Ports, and projects intended to cut emissions and boost fuel efficiency, including improvements in operational maintenance, and research into liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel.

The renewed MOU also extends the duration of collaboration for another three years.

The signing ceremony took place at the DNV GL Headquarters in Norway, during a visit by Singapore’s Senior Minister of State (SMS) Mrs Josephine Teo and was signed between MPA’s Chief Executive, Andrew Tan and DNV GL’s Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Remi Eriksen.

"I am excited to renew the MOU with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore” says DNV GL President and CEO Remi Eriksen.

Remi added: “DNV GL is strongly committed to innovation and promoting new technologies and solutions for safe, efficient and sustainable shipping. Five per cent of our annual group revenue is harvested from a wide set of R&D projects - often together with our customers and trusted partners. In this re-signing of the MOU, we will reinforce and strengthen the good cooperation with the forward looking maritime industry and research institutes in Singapore."