Netherlands-headquartered shipbuilder Damen is one of the seven recipients of the inaugural IDC Future of Digital Innovation Awards.
US based International Data Corporation (IDC) initiated these awards to highlight successful digital innovation projects and initiatives. Other winners include Mattel (Fisher-Price Smart Connect), the U.S. Air Force (Virtual Mission Trainer), Shell (Open AI Energy Initiative) and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (Pay-it-Forward).
Damen won in the ‘Performance as a Service’ category, receiving the award for its Triton program. Damen Triton is a user-friendly digital platform that collects, analyses, and visualizes data from any kind of connected vessel. With the platform, Damen vessels are equipped with 10,000-15,000 sensors, which collect various data. For instance, how much fuel, fresh water and oil are stored in on board tanks or engine performance indicators such as power, RPM or fuel consumption.
Triton is directly related to Damen’s strategy to become the most sustainable, digitally connected shipbuilder and to provide its clients with a service spanning the lifecycle of its products, from sales lead to decommissioning.
By Jake Frith