Rolls-Royce and the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a strategic partnership to develop smart ship technologies. The partners will work on world leading research to develop fundamental technologies, such as smart sensing, digital twinning and integrated modelling which are essential to the development of future marine data based solutions. These developments will be applied to technology demonstrators to show how they can be used by specific ship types. Kevin Daffey, Rolls-Royce, Director Engineering & Technology – Marine, said: “Our partnership with TCOMS will greatly benefit future marine technology by allowing us to leverage the great research capabilities in Singapore which we can apply to smart ship solutions.” Professor Chan Eng Soon, CEO of TCOMS, said: “TCOMS is in a unique position to enable synergy between industry, research institutions and academia for the advancement of the marine and offshore engineering (M&OE) industry. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with Rolls-Royce, where we will co-create innovative solutions in smart ship technologies, and play a pivotal role in elevating Singapore’s position as a key hub for M&OE research globally.” TCOMS is a joint venture between Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research, and the National University of Singapore.