Two firms sign MoU to collaborate across three common areas of interest: decarbonisation, digitalisation and hydrogen
On March 9th 2022 at a digital ceremony, MAN Energy Solutions and classification society, DNV, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Effective immediately, the MoU is due to run for a period of three years.
Under the terms of the memorandum, the two companies will – by June 30th, 2022 – detail action plans within the fields of decarbonisation, the hydrogen value-chain and digitalisation.
Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO, and Dr Gunnar Stiesch, Head of Engineering, signed the memorandum on behalf of MAN Energy Solutions, while Remi Eriksen, CEO and Jon Rysst, Global Business Development Director, signed on behalf of DNV.
Lauber said: “Reaching the 1.5°C target requires a major reduction in the shipping industry’s carbon footprint, a storm that really demands all hands on deck. We welcome the opportunity to meet with like-minds – both inside and outside the industry – on this inevitable path to net-zero.”
Eriksen said: “Decarbonisation and digitalisation are transforming the maritime industry. Through collaboration we can tackle this transformation, and together with MAN Energy Solutions we will be shaping solutions that bring value to both our companies and, most importantly, to our customers.”
Gregory Puckett, Head of Group Digital, MAN Energy Solutions, said: “At MAN Energy Solutions, we understand that no one organisation possesses all the data, digital skills and capabilities to achieve our transiton to clean, decarbonised solutions in the Maritime Industry. Thus we believe that cross-industry cooperation is essential. For us, working with DNV – one of the largest classification societies in the world – is of mutual benefit and allows us to leverage each other’s respective expertise.”
Puckett, Stiesch and Rysst will act as the main points of contact between the two companies for the duration of the agreement.
DNV is an independent assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry standards, and inspires and invents solutions.
DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognised advisor for the maritime industry. It enhances safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. It invests heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.