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MAN Energy Solutions launches open platform for digital data exchange

MAN Energy Solutions (MES) has launched a new digital platform under the name mýa to enable the exchange of data in a controlled and secure manner among participants.

The open platform will enable the integration of Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEM) data across the marine, power, and energy industries, among others, amongst participating OEMs, operators and asset owners.

MES said its goal is to create an independent, non-profit organisation to govern mýa and promote industry collaboration in realising the benefits of digital technology.

“Given the unique transformational challenges most industries are facing today, the need for data integration between OEMs, operators and asset owners is rising,” said Per Hansson, head of digital and strategy at MES.

Hansson said solution providers, such as MAN and many others, offer digital technologies and services which allow the optimisation of the performance of their systems using real time data and analytics. However, vessel or plant operators work with many OEMs and their respective platforms and are therefore often faced with a complicated and uncoordinated view of the various equipment that they operate and maintain.

“With the launch of mýa, we want to reduce complexity for our customers and for other OEMs alike and to lower the hurdles for getting payback from data. Members of mýa will have the opportunity to access all of their digital assets via a single interface, which integrates all their OEM data streams and enables a complete system view,” he added.

Alan Atkins, ceo of the newly founded mýa Connection GmbH, with headquarters in Switzerland, said: “Our goal is to develop mýa into an independent non-profit organization. Once more companies get engaged, the organisation will eventually take direction from its members, OEMs and equipment users alike.

“The intent of mýa is to remove friction points and help the industry to operate more efficiently, ultimately saving resources and moving faster towards realising the full potential of digital technologies,” he said.

Atkins added that the platform is looking for additional founding partners to help define the direction and development of mýa.

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