Hunter Group ASA partners with Nautilus Labs, KONGSBERG, DNV GL and OSM to optimize fleet performance

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October 13, 2020

Press Release – Hunter Group ASA, a VLCC owner/operator based in Norway, formally commenced collaboration with Nautilus Labs, KONGSBERG, DNV GL and OSM. The collaboration was forged with the goal of elevating Hunter’s focus on vessel operational excellence through a commitment to achieving a greener supply chain operation.

Nautilus, the technology firm advancing the efficiency of ocean commerce through artificial intelligence, has been selected by Hunter to deploy its decision support software solution across 7 new VLCCs. Access to Nautilus Platform will allow Hunter to reference a sophisticated system to ensure that the company maximizes vessel yield. Nautilus’s intelligent decision support solution unifies all fleet intelligence and recommends optimal operating configurations that will reduce Hunter’s environmental footprint and promote overall business sustainability. 

Kongsberg Digital, will enable Hunter’s vessels with Vessel Insight, the next generation data infrastructure that will facilitate reliable and consistent sensor data connectivity and transmission to the cloud where it can be shared with partners of KONGSBERG’s ecosystem, such as Nautilus Labs and DNV GL. 

DNV GL, ensuring safe operations in the maritime industry, will deliver digital class and independent verification services based on the collected data.

Hunter Group strategic partner for technical management, OSM Maritime, will take an active role in ensuring full utilization of the systems potential providing learnings, transparency and enabling better decision making. It is envisaged that the potential from this collaboration can develop into an OSM fleet wide implementation.

On the partnerships with the technology providers, Erik Frydendal, CEO at Hunter Group, says, “We’re partnering with Nautilus, KONGSBERG, DNV GL and OSM to collect high-frequency data from ship to shore and gain real-time insights into the performance of our vessels. Thanks to the interoperability of the technology providers the integration works seamlessly and quickly, arming our teams with the insight they need to make better data-driven decisions that promote sustainability and drive meaningful savings for our business.”

Nautilus unifies all relevant vessel-specific datasets and uses high-frequency telemetry to build machine learning models that arm Hunter’s business with a detailed analysis of fleet performance that enhance collaboration across its organization. 

“We’re excited to partner with Hunter Group,” states Matt Heider, CEO at Nautilus Labs. “The company has some of the most sophisticated tankers on the market and we are confident in our ability to collaborate with OSM, KONGSBERG and DNV GL to deliver significant financial and environmental returns with the client.”

“We look forward to working with Hunter Group on their digital journey. Combining KONGSBERG’s unrivaled experience with systems integration and new digital services, like Nautilus Labs and DNV GL, delivered through the Kognifai Maritime eco-system – is a significant leap in the right direction towards unlocking the full potential of digitalization” says Eirik Næsje, SVP Vessel Insight at Kongsberg Digital. 

“For the maritime industry it is vital that we continue to unlock the opportunities offered by increased digitalization,” says Jon Rysst, Senior Vice President & Business Development Leader, DNV GL – Maritime. “We are very pleased to be working with innovative partners like Hunter AS, KONGSBERG, and Nautilus and look forward to using this cooperation to enhance the quality, efficiency, and customer experience of our world leading class and independent verification services.”

ABOUT HUNTER GROUP ASA

Hunter Group ASA is a publicly traded company listed on the Oslo Axess. Hunter Group currently has 7 high specification VLCC’s with scrubbers and Tier III engines, all of which were constructed at DSME in Korea. All the seven vessels were delivered within a span of a year from September 2019 through August 2020.

ABOUT OSM MARITIME

OSM Maritime is a leading ship management company. Through innovation and operational excellence, OSM are the leading provider of full-service solutions to the global maritime and offshore industry. We partner together with our customers to bring them real value through a unique combination of clear strengths.

ABOUT NAUTILUS

Nautilus Labs is advancing the efficiency of ocean commerce through artificial intelligence. With hubs in New York and Singapore, the firm is trusted by clients across the globe to help make better, real-time decisions that ultimately unlock transformative outcomes—at sea and on shore. By partnering with Nautilus, ocean shipping leaders can maximize returns for every vessel and voyage while driving cross-team collaboration, greater transparency, and stronger accountability for their companies, shareholders, and the planet we all share. (To learn more about Nautilus or request a demo of the software application, Nautilus Platform, visit us at www.nautiluslabs.com)

ABOUT KONGSBERG DIGITAL

Kongsberg Digital is a provider of next-generation software and digital solutions to customers within maritime, oil and gas, and renewables and utilities. The company consists of more than 500 software experts with leading competence within the internet of things, smart data, artificial intelligence, maritime simulation, automation and autonomous operations. (www.kongsbergdigital.com)  

Kongsberg Digital is subsidiary of KONGSBERG (OSE-ticker: KOG), an international, knowledge-based group delivering high-technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, subsea, merchant marine, defense and aerospace. KONGSBERG has 11000 employees located in more than 40 countries.

ABOUT DNV GL – MARITIME

DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges. For more information visit www.dnvgl.com/maritime

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