DNV GL signed partnership agreements with WinGD, VAF Instruments and Viswa Lab to work together to improve the performance of vessels. All three partners will connect to DNV GL’s ECO Insight, the most widely used fleet performance solution in the shipping industry.
“We are very much looking forward to cooperating with innovative companies like WinGD, VAF Instruments, and Viswa Lab,” says Torsten Büssow, DNV GL’s global head for fleet performance management. “We want to offer an integrated solution for fleet performance that provides better analytics while streamlining the work of the crew onboard, by avoiding double data entry and additional administrative task.”
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WinGD will deliver engine information and analytics to ECO Insight, while VAF Instruments as a manufacturer of thrust, power and fuel meters as well as propulsion performance monitoring solutions will support the accuracy of hull degradation assessments. Viswa Lab, as a fuel testing company, will directly feed fuel test results into ECO Insight to include fuel quality data, such as calorific value or water content in the performance assessment of vessels.
ECO Insight is the largest performance solution in shipping with installations on more than 2,000 vessels. In addition, already 22 industry partners connect their data and analytics to the solution. The data integration with all three new partners has already begun and will be completed soon for the first joint customers.
WinGD (stemming from Winterthur Gas & Diesel) is the leading developer of low speed gas and diesel engines for marine propulsion. Headquartered in Switzerland, since its inception as the Sulzer Diesel Engine business in 1893, it carries on the legacy of excellent design.
VAF Instruments is the most preferred supplier of the top 100 shipyards and market leader in maritime measurement systems today. It has gained world-wide reputation as a specialist in developing, manufacturing and marketing systems that enable their clients to improve propulsion efficiency or assist to comply to regulations.
As part of the Viswa Group, Viswa Lab has established itself as a “problem solving lab” and earned its reputation since its start in 1991, after consistently helping customers with detailed analysis of problem fuels and providing solutions for these fuels. Viswa Lab has been successfully accredited by ISO 17025 and ISO 17020.