Intellian signed a strategic partnership with Hyundai Global Service (HGS), a subsidiary of the shipbuilding company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) group, on July 15 at Centum Science Park in Busan, Korea.
As the first step of the cooperation, both companies will expand HGS’ innovative ‘Integrated Smart Ship (ISS)’ solution; a digital ecosystem for vessel and fleet management, incorporating a data analysis platform. This solution supports optimal vessel operation and management and is expected to reduce fuel costs by over 6% per year. With vessel lifespan varying based on how they are managed, smart ships with integrated digital platform capabilities such as the 'ISS' are more appealing to ship owners looking to reduce costs and environmental impact by optimizing operational efficiency.
HGS secures the satellite communications service, which is fundamental to ‘ISS’ solution, ensuring it can provide smart services whenever and wherever they are needed. Intellian provides satellite communication antenna systems with high resilience and RF performance enabling fast and reliable transmission of large amounts of vessel data to shore. Moreover, using Intellian's technology and global service network, HGS managed vessels can tap service world-wide.
Both companies have also agreed to co-develop new smart antennas with the aim to ensure on-going improvement to the ISS solution, while enabling HGS and Intellian to respond to customer needs.