The companies said their first step will be to create detailed action plans across the three areas of co-operation by 30 June 2022.
MAN Energy Solutions CEO Dr Uwe Lauber said: “Reaching the 1.5°C target requires a major reduction in the shipping industry’s carbon footprint, a storm that really demands all hands on deck. We welcome the opportunity to meet with like-minds – both inside and outside the industry – on this inevitable path to net-zero.”
Remi Eriksen, CEO DNV added: “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.”
Gregory Puckett, Head of Group Digital, MAN Energy Solutions, said: "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. For us, working with DNV – one of the largest classification socieities in the world – is of mutual benefit and allows us to leverage each other's respective expertise."
Puckett will serve as one of three main points of contact between the organisations over the next three years, along with MAN Energy Solutions Head of Engineering Dr Gunnar Stiesch and DNV Global Business Development Director Jon Rysst.