MAN Energy Solutions and DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a closer collaboration on decarbonisation, digitalisation, and the hydrogen value chain. Under the terms of the agreement, which will run for three years, the partners will set out action plans across the three areas by June 30th.
The MoU was signed on behalf of MAN by Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO, and Gunnar Stiesch, head of Engineering. The DNV signatories were Remi Eriksen, CEO, and Jon Rysst, Global Business Development director.
“Reaching the 1.5°C target requires a major reduction in the shipping industry’s carbon footprint,” declared MAN’s Lauber. “We welcome the opportunity to meet with like-minds – both inside and outside the industry – on this inevitable path to net-zero.”
His colleague, head of Group Digital, Gregory Puckett, commented: “At MAN Energy Solutions, we understand that no one organisation possesses all the data, digital skills, and capabilities to achieve our transition to clean, decarbonised solutions in the maritime industry. Thus we believe that cross-industry cooperation is essential.”
DNV’s 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.”
MAN and DNV team up on decarbonisation and digitalisation