Photo: MAN Engine 6L4960DF; Courtesy: MAN Energy Solutions

Anglo-Eastern, MAN ES to work on digital solutions and engine performance

German engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) and Hong Kong-based ship manager Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd have signed a cooperation agreement to work on the development of digital products and testing of engine performance.

 Under the terms of the agreement, the two parties will – on an ongoing basis – exchange data and knowledge regarding the daily operation of engines, engine performance, and maintenance.

Furthermore, they will work on testing digital products, and the development, and creation of software, algorithms, and APIs, among other areas.

“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,” Carsten Ostenfeldt, MAN ES Chief Operating Officer, Asia commented.

“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 organisation 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 Holm, Head of Marine & Power Digital Denmark added.

The agreement is scheduled to run for a minimum of two years and the partners have agreed to meet every two months, beginning with a workshop on innovation in Copenhagen in December 2022.

Anglo-Eastern has 650 vessels under full technical management, and over 250 under crew management. The company engages in all areas of ship management, crew management, and technical services for vessels of all types and sizes.

In August this year, Anglo-Eastern welcomed the first dual-fuel LNG-powered tanker, MT Proteus Jessica. The LR2 tanker was built by China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.

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