Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) signed an agreement with marine automation, navigation and communication specialist Enamor Ltd of Gdynia, Poland, formalizing an existing collaboration covering the development of a sophisticated data collection and monitoring (DCM) platform for engines and associated onboard systems.The platform is intended for the operation and management of WinGD’s low-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines.
The platform is intended for the operation and management of WinGD’s low-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines.
The first version of the new DCM hardware with monitoring software is being ready for commercial applications and is tailored to operating with WinGD’s engine and ship-specific software, including the advanced diagnostic software – Engine Diagnostic System (EDS) – that WinGD is developing with Propulsion Analytics of Piraeus, Greece.
“The collaboration with Enamor is the next step in our plan to lead innovation in the field of shipping digitalization”, said Dominik Schneiter, vice president of Research & Development at WinGD. “The DCM platform will provide engine owners and operators with an advanced tool aboard ships that collects, stores, visualizes and post-processes all engine data, as well as relevant ship information and other machinery data. This comprehensive fund of data will be the foundation of our digital solution portfolio, enabling value-adding analyses and remote support.” The DCM platform also enables reliable and secure transmission of data from ship-to-shore via encrypted communication. Ashore, the data can be analyzed by the shipowner and WinGD to enhance engine and vessel operation.
Part of the WinGD-Enamor collaboration will focus on both onboard and on-shore machinery data storage and internet access to the data. “The WinGD DCM platform is the gateway to engine, ship and ship machinery data, creating an IoT (Internet of Things) network with most of the analytics done on the edge, i.e. on the vessel,” Dominik said. “The combination of EDS and DCM enables WinGD to offer not only insights into operational parameters of
“The combination of EDS and DCM enables WinGD to offer not only insights into operational parameters of vessel, main engine and other vital ship systems but also analytical tools for the ship’s crew and personnel ashore. It will also offer WinGD as an engine developer, key insights – of the sort that have not been available thus far – for the further improvement of our products and services.”
“Our cooperation was initiated early in 2015 and has developed gradually into the present product release and cooperation agreement,” said Maciej Rek, CEO of Enamor. “Our focus on the marine industry with remote monitoring solutions, cybersecurity, IT and engineering capabilities is the solid base of our partnership.”