An “innovation collaboration” is the subject of a cooperation agreement between MAN Energy Solutions and Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd.
The agreement will see both companies exchange data and knowledge regarding the everyday functioning of engines, engine performance, and maintenance, testing digital products, developing and building software, algorithms and APIs, among other areas.
Present during the signing were Carsten Ostenfeldt, Chief Operating Officer Asia, and Harald Klein, Chief Operating Officer Europe, on behalf of Anglo-Eastern. Meanwhile, Stig Holm, Head of Marine & Power Digital Denmark, and Michael Petersen, Senior Vice President and Head of PrimeServ Denmark, signed on behalf of MAN Energy Solutions.
At present, Anglo-Eastern manages 650 vessels under full technical management. In addition, it has over 250 under crew management.
Carsten Ostenfeldt, Anglo-Eastern’s chief operating officer, shared the team’s excitement about the upcoming partnership.
“We are very much looking forward to working with MAN Energy Solutions on this exciting project and gaining insight into the development of future digital solutions. We will allocate the appropriate resources to ensure the success of the project and expect to gain ever-more efficient tools to support the daily operation of our fleet,” Ostenfeldt shared.
This is not the first time MAN Energy Solutions made waves for its efforts to come up with environmentally sustainable solutions for the maritime industry.
Hyundai’s shipbuilding division (HHI-SBD) purchased six methanol engines from MAN Energy in October for use in container ships being built for the Danish logistics firm AP Moller-Maersk.
Under this contract, the company will deliver MAN B&W G95ME-C10.5-LGIM dual-fuel main engines.
As for their newest collaboration with Anglo-Eastern, MAN head of marine and power digital Denmark, Stig Holm says the company looks forward to learning more about a large fleet’s daily and strategic operation.
“We are very happy to have entered this project with such an able partner as Anglo-Eastern. For our part, we will get invaluable industry insight from a major, maritime ship-management organization with substantial knowledge of the daily and strategic operation of a large fleet of diverse vessel types. This agreement gives us access to a large fleet where new products can be tested, and we can receive operational feedback from crew and technical shore staff alike,” Stig said.
The parties have agreed to hold meetings every two months starting in December 2022 in Copenhagen, with the agreement lasting for a minimum of two years.