Aug 24, 2023 | Marine fuel & lubricant news

According to Kongsberg Digital, the marine industry faces significant uncertainty as it navigates the energy transition and a focus on engine condition and reliability is key to supporting customers in managing this safely.

With this in mind Kongsberg Digital is extending an existing collaboration with Shell Marine by adding Shell’s LubeMonitor application to its Vessel Insight digital marketplace.

Currently used by Shell Marine Lubricants customers, LubeMonitor will become available to shipowners and operators through Kongsberg Digital’s ecosystem of applications supported by the Vessel Insight SaaS-based data infrastructure.

LubeMonitor combines the data from onboard oil testing, engine operating conditions, Shell LubeAnalyst laboratory results, engine inspection photos and measurements. These are used to deliver insights based on OEM recommended guidance at a total fleet, vessel or cylinder level, supporting better management of reliability and informed decision-making for customers.

In 2022, Kongsberg Digital and Shell Marine penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signifying their shared commitment to expedite decarbonisation initiatives and support the maritime industry’s energy transition.

Anders Bryhni, VP Maritime Products, Kongsberg Digital said: “This strategic collaboration expands the range of applications available to industry professionals on our marketplace and consolidates our collaboration with Shell. We are proud to work together with Shell, sharing a passion for digital innovation and commitment to decarbonisation. Offering Kongsberg Digital clients Shell’s LubeMonitor app is a testament to our close collaboration.”

Hariharasudhan Ramani, Shell GM Digital Innovation added: “Through this agreement we are not only broadening our collaboration, but also merging our digital innovation capability with industry expertise from both companies.”

Adding LubeMonitor to the app ecosystem is an initial step of a continuous shared innovation between Shell and Kongsberg Digital, who plan to develop and introduce further marketplace applications in the future.

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