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The engineering group and the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine (TCOMS) have signed a MoU to work on technologies which are key to the development of marine data-based solutions.

TCOMS is a joint venture between Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research, and the National University of Singapore. The Centre is also supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

Kevin Daffey, Rolls-Royce, Director Engineering & Technology – Marine, commented on the aims of the collaboration with TCOMS: ‘Our partnership with TCOMS will greatly benefit future marine technology by allowing us to leverage the great research capabilities in Singapore which we can apply to smart ship solutions.

‘By developing demonstrator technology around sensors, data analytics and the Marine Internet of Things we will see ships become more reliable, more efficient and more closely integrated into global supply chains generating cost savings and improving revenue generation.’

Earlier this month, Rolls-Royce announced that it will be establishing a new global R&D centre for remotely controlled and autonomous shipping later this year in Turku, Finland. As part of this initiative, the company will partner on R&D with the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT), together with SMEs and start-ups specialising in innovative technologies.

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