Copenhagen-based Danelec, has acquired a Nautilus Labs AI technology platform to carve a niche in the market, leveraging equipment expertise and robust analytics capabilities.
Copenhagen-based Danelec is a technology provider specializing in maritime safety and sustainability, and a global leader in ship data management solutions that drive efficiency and safety at sea.
Combining Danelec’s onboard data capturing ship performance capabilities with the strong AI-based analytics platform of New York-based Nautilus Labs, Danelec will be able to offer a comprehensive turn-key solution to accelerate the maritime industry’s transition to high-quality, high-frequency data both supporting and accelerating the green agenda.
The Nautilus Labs platform will continue in its current form and support its customers on existing terms. However, leveraging the synergies of Danelec’s extensive onboard capabilities within quality data capturing and Nautilus Lab’s capabilities within analytics and machine learning, entirely new and more impactful solutions are at the center of the joint value proposition guiding this strategic acquisition.
With the acquisition, Danelec is expanding its capabilities into the realm of vessel optimization. The combined suite aims to provide a comprehensive solution for fleet efficiency, incorporating shaft power meters, digital data capturing, and Nautilus Labs’ fleet performance platform, providing customers with valuable insight to optimize operations, realize savings, and ensure compliance.
While the integration of the AI-based technology platform will enable Danelec to expand horizontally within the market of maritime digitalization, the acquired capabilities will not change the agnostic approach that characterizes Danelec’s position in the market.
The acquisition is Danelec’s third acquisition within two years, following Danelec’s purchase in December 2021 of Norwegian KYMA AS, a leading specialist in digital monitoring of ship operations, and the acquisition of the VDR and MDE business of MacGregor in November 2023.
Casper Jensen, CEO at Danelec, said; “The maritime sector is currently undergoing rapid digitalization and to secure a solid foundation for this digital transformation, it is key that it stands on the shoulders of high-quality, high-frequency data.
“With the acquisition of Nautilus Lab’s technology platform, we are able to serve our customers from end-to-end of their digital journey. With our installed base of 15,000 vessels, we feel confident that we are well-positioned to commercialize Nautilus Lab’s technology platform.”
Matt Heider, CEO of Nautilus Labs, added; “We are excited to see Nautilus Platform come to life in the hands of Danelec and to advance it further on top of the solid foundation of high quality, high frequency data captured from Danelec’s extensive install base. Together, we can’t wait to deliver even more value to our customers.”