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We leverage digitalization

Data based processes and intelligent software allow accurate analytics and unprecdented insights. We at MAN Energy Solutions aim to pioneer a digital transformation using this potential.

This is why we have developed our digital ecosystem and offer digital solutions in all our business areas. By introducing our three digital key products MAN CEON and PrimeServ Assist, we created a comprehensive digital ecosystem that enables us to collect, combine and evaluate relevant data. This databased ecosystem is our digital backbone and the base for new digital customer centric solutions of the future.

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75
billion units estimated to have Internet access in 2025
127
new devices connect to the Internet every second around the globe, according to McKinsey estimates
75
billion connected devices will be in use by 2025

Digital solutions for the marine industry

To promote a more interactive cooperation with ship owners and crews, we at MAN Energy Solutions use digital innovations in the marine industry. Together, we make sure that your systems are always running. Our digital solutions increase the efficiency, safety and availability of MAN products throughout the marine industry.

For example, MAN PrimeServ Assist is a new, proactive maintenance and repair service by MAN. With this service, you get instant, accurate notifications, updates and advice on your fleet or industrial equipment while they are in service. 

MAN CEON is our cloud-based customer-user interface for the MAN PrimeServ Assist digital services which provide all data and information on MAN products. This digital platform is accessible on any verified device with an internet connection.

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Digital solutions for Energy & Storage

Digitalization is one of the key enablers of the transition towards flexible carbon neutral energy systems. Also, it can help save power generation costs.

With energy production becoming increasingly diverse, there is an ever-growing need for intelligent energy management systems that respond to fluctuations of renewable energy and market price signals. Our energy management systems allow for optimized, cost-efficient and reliable operation of hybrid power systems and microgrids wherever and whenever needed.

Our PrimeServ Assist digital services provide the crucial insights on how to increase equipment efficiency and leverage optimization potentials, thus directly enhancing plant profitability.

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Digital solutions for Oil & Gas and the Process Industry

The oil and gas business, chemical or materials industries can and will benefit from the power hidden in the vast quantities of data produced and harvested every single day. MAN Energy Solutions has the expertise to put the data to good use for our customers’ success. Thanks to smart services we can guarantee to avoid downtime, analyze performance and anticipate future needs.

With our digital service agreements, we take the digital capabilities of our customers’  facilities to the next level. PrimeServ Assist e.g. includes remote diagnostics, anomaly detection, while our digital twinning approach offers benefits like individual software solutions with improved quality, simulation-based operator training, increased efficiency and reduced commissioning time.

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Digital service solutions

With PrimeServ Assist, we have developed an innovative service for various applications: We use digitalization to offer proactive service and real-time support.

The MAN CEON platform integrates data and information from MAN machinery and its operational environment and uses intelligent real-time analysis tools for evaluation and forecasting, while providing robust connectivity.

However, digitization is not without risks. Network-based systems are increasing vulnerability for cyberattacks that can paralyze entire businesses. Therefore, implementing defensive barriers is an essential element in proactive cybersecurity management. Cybersecurity is crucial for all our service solutions.

 

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Digital services

Our Digital Center is a central platform to discover advanced system solutions in 3D, meet our dedicated experts online and get inspiration for future market und technological developments. We offer in-depth insights via webinars across all business areas and provide product news and updates on the key developments in our customers’ lines of business

Latest news on digitalization

Monday, March 2, 2020

PrimeServ Introduces MAN EngineVault

New digital initiative offers cybersecurity to engine installations

MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division, has announced a new digital addition to its retrofit portfolio. Called ‘MAN EngineVault’, the new initiative prepares shipowners for developments within the increasingly important area of marine cybersecurity. In connection with this, the IMO, SIRE and SOLAS are all set to introduce guidelines from January 1, 2021 that will require operators to address the issue.

Specifically, MAN EngineVault revitalises existing engines, machinery, auxiliary systems, instrumentation and control systems that have already operated in the field for multiple years, protecting main-engine networks from online and physical cyberattacks.

Unique in the marine industry, MAN EngineVault combines state-of-the-art software and hardware to provide firewall protection, comprehensive whitelisting and application-layer protection that seals engine networks off from virtually any known threat – including on-board attacks via compromised USB flash drives and similar, physical media.

Michael Petersen – Vice President, Head of PrimeServ Copenhagen – said: “Data is shaping the future of shipping. Engine data in particular is essential to help our customers make smarter decisions and better predictions. We realise that the increase in digitisation and network-based systems also increases vulnerability for cyberattacks that can potentially paralyse entire businesses. Therefore, implementing defensive barriers – also for your vessels' main engines – should be an essential element in proactive cybersecurity management.”

As well as comprehensive, in-house testing, MAN PrimeServ has also successfully trialed MAN EngineVault in the field aboard the ‘Adriatic Gas’, a semi-refrigerated carrier owned by UltraShip, the international marine group.

Kaj Pilemand, Chief Technical Officer at UltraShip, said: “Being a trusted partner to our customers is key to our operations. Consequently, cybersecurity is high on our agenda to ensure that staff, vessel and cargo are shielded against online and physical cyberattacks, so we can continue to fulfil the responsibilities towards our stakeholders.”

Petersen added: “One of MAN PrimeServ’s aims is to contribute to areas where we can provide unique benefits to our customers’ business. Ultimately, MAN EngineVault optimises the availability and efficiency of ship installations. It is our firm belief that cross-industry cooperation is essential to the success of the digital transition that the industry is currently experiencing, and in this respect we thank UltraShip for their role in helping to bring MAN EngineVault to the market.”

 

Critical components

MAN EngineVault protection involves three main security components:

  • Full network hardening via port protection, encryption of all data received and transmitted, and advanced network segment segregation
  • Critical hardware protection via the latest state-of-the-art main operating panels for the engine control and management systems
  • Cutting-edge application-layer protection and extensive whitelisting that only allows MAN-certified software on your engine network.

Even in the event of a successful attack, MAN EngineVault can immediately return engine networks to their last-known safe state.

MAN EngineVault will come as standard in newbuilt ME-engines from May 2020.

 

Documents

  • 20200302 PR MAN EngineVault_EN
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  • 20200302 PR MAN EngineVault_DE
    PDF, 127 KB English

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