Europe's largest shipbuilding companies announced a new cooperative initiative to develop a connected ship platform. In order to meet digitalization challenges of different stakeholders, in a cost-effective way, the members of EUROYARDS (Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Damen Group, Fincantieri, Lurssen, Meyer Werft, Naval Group, Navantia) join forces to synchronize their data management standards and solutions.
The new design project "Code Kilo" will seek the full engagement and cooperation of all maritime stakeholders, such as shipowners, suppliers, shipbuilders, marine classification societies. It is supported by the shipbuilding companies, Maritime Equipment Association, SEA Europe.
Vessel systems currently provide big amounts of data related to ship operations, performance, and equipment status. The overall purpose of the project is increasing the opportunities to combine, reuse, and gain values and insights from data. It is expected to allow the yard, equipment suppliers, and operator to optimize their activities. Enhancing the ship digitalization via fully-fledged integration is due to contribute to achieving the sustainability goals at the core of the maritime sector in Europe.
European shipbuilders are committed to applying their knowledge of physical system integration to improve digital integration, thus aiming at establishing the base for business opportunities with AI, Big Data, and IoT. In this respect, the cooperation of all stakeholders, of which clients, suppliers, and classification societies is essential for the project's success.