2022 in review by:Casper Jensen, CEO
A year of empowering safety and digilitisation
Aside from a Football World Cup taking place in December for the first time in its history, 2022 allowed many of us to get back to normal after Covid-19, and while the early months were still under the shadow of a global pandemic, it was great to see business as usual by the end of the year.
A lot happened in between though, including three of the main maritime trade shows happening in the same year. After so much time without traveling, we were keen to get back out there and start talking to our customers and partners at Nor-Shipping in April, Posidonia in June, and SMM in September of course.
We were also delighted to announce a very significant contract in May, with our selection to deliver real-time ship performance monitoring for a fleet of 100+ vessels based on the DaneleConnect cloud platform and the Kyma Shaft Power Meter, as well as integration with third-party services on DanelecConnect.
Our integration with ‘Kyma AS’ (acquired in December 2021) continued to strengthen our business throughout the year, and we were pleased to announce its change of name to ‘Danelec Norway AS’ this month.
Other company milestones include the launch of our new website and our move to a new Headquarters building during the summer and autumn, culminating in a special official opening event on 1st December which was attended by more than 100 people.
We’re settled in now and enjoying the modern facilities, including new state-of-the-art meeting rooms with built-in video conference facilities that help us to save time and reduce our carbon footprint by conducting more meetings remotely.
Our core VDR, ship performance monitoring, and maritime IoT infrastructure solutions continued to perform well in the market as 2022 rolled onwards. We launched a new version of our Vessel Remote Server (VRS) in June, which allows for even greater connectivity to a vessel's sensor network for those customers looking to maximise their digital operations.
In September we launched Kyma Shaft Power Limitation (SHaPoLi) system, an innovative new system that will help our customers meet demands that are part of the Energy Efficiency eXisting ship Index (EEXI).
In November we introduced two new web-based Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) services designed to provide VDR status information as well as give ship managers and operators secure remote access to VDRs.
The EEXI is actually coming into force in January, so we expect to be busy with the ShaPoLi system as vessel and fleet managers act to have their assets in compliance by their first survey in 2023. There’s a lot more to look forward to next year.
We expect other partnerships signed in 2022 including maritime IoT initiatives with Accelleron, (the new face of ABB Turbocharging) and an extension of our work with Sperry Marine to really start providing positive outcomes to the maritime industry. We are also dedicated to expanding the range and diversity of services available via DanelecConnect, and will be adding new partners to enable this in 2023.
There will be new and updated technologies, but we won’t be releasing information on this until next year! In the meantime, from all of us at Danelec, we hope you had a fruitful 2022 and wish you the very best for 2023.
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