Engineering firm GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz), which develops containment systems for the transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has started a program for the creation of a Digital Hub of Excellence in Singapore.
The GTT Digital Hub aims to help shipping players reduce costs, mitigate risks, improve operational efficiency, implement compliance & sustainability programs and encourage data-driven collaboration.
It specialises in the development of products, solutions and services for maritime business process digitalisation, smart shipping and smart ports for deployment worldwide through GTT’s specialised entities when ready.
The facility will be managed by Ascenz Solutions Pte Ltd and GTT South East Asia Pte Ltd.
“GTT’s plan to set up its Digital Hub of Excellence is in line with Singapore’s Marine & Offshore Engineering (M&OE) Industry Transformation Map (ITM) to improve productivity and capture long term growth opportunities with the use of digital technologies,” said Linda Sein, Executive Director, Investment Facilitation, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).
“Once fully operational, we believe that the hub will enhance Singapore’s M&OE ecosystem and, in the process create good job opportunities for Singaporeans to gain new valuable and practical experience.”
“This is an exciting new phase for us. The Digital Hub will contribute to accelerate the Group's digital transformation,” said Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT.
“In addition to LNG as fuel, a market in which GTT intends to grow, the digital services will enable us to explore new paths and deliver differentiating value to new segments within the shipping industry.”
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Published: 22 February, 2019
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