Hyundai Global Service, Intellian Form Satcom Partnership
Intellian signed a strategic partnership in satellite communications with Hyundai Global Service (HGS), a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) group, on July 15. Both companies will expand HGS’ Integrated Smart Ship (ISS) solution; a digital ecosystem for vessel and fleet management, incorporating a data analysis platform. This solution aims to support optimal vessel operation and management and is expected to reduce fuel costs by over 6 percent per year.
A key aspect of the partnership is Intellian’s ability to provide full life-cycle support to the vessels under HGS management spanning, from monitoring and maintenance to the general services. Intellian Very Small Aperture (VSAT) antennas will be provided to all existing and new HHI ships as a standard package. Further, both companies will begin a full-fledged sales and marketing of ‘ISS’ solution & satellite communications system to various maritime markets mainly merchant, energy, etc.
Kwang Heon An, CEO of Hyundai Global Service, said, “With the integration of Intellian’s satellite communications antenna technology and our differentiated ISS digital ship management system, we are well positioned to initiate a paradigm-shift in how ships are operated and the value that shipping companies can achieve from previously unobtainable efficiencies.”