Posted on March 8, 2023
Damen Shipyards Group has announced receipt of a Bureau Veritas (BV) Type Approval Certification for Cyber Resilience of its Triton IoT platform. The solution enables the gathering of all available operational asset data from a vessel and its engines, pumps, hydraulics, alarms and other equipment, amounting to over 10,000 signals for a single vessel. This is then communicated to crew on board and fleet managers on shore. With this data, which is presented on various on board and remote dashboards, crew can track asset health, maintenance scheduling and more.
Triton’s receipt of type approval, a significant milestone for the platform, is the result of a close collaboration between Damen Digital Solutions, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Bureau Veritas.
From the outset, Damen has focused on cyber security and its procedures in the development of Triton. This included hardening the gateway and implementing procedures in software and firmware updates, as well as data security at rest and transit and a robust risk management process. Damen, together with TCS, intends to continue to develop the platform, providing valuable data analysis to its clients that will help to enhance the efficiency of their operations.
A milestone in digital resilience
“This Type Approval Certification from Bureau Veritas is a significant milestone for us and a testament to the quality and reliability of our Triton IoT Platform,” said Toine Cleophas, Director of Damen Digital Solutions. “I’m grateful to TCS for their partnership, which has been crucial in the development of this solution. We are proud to be a trusted partner for our customers and look forward to providing even more value to them in the future.”
“The Triton IoT Platform is the perfect example of how digital technology can transform an industry. It is an industry leading solution which enables unlocking exponential business for Damen and also benefits its ecosystem and the wider society. TCS is proud to partner with Damen Digital Solution BV in this unique initiative that will ensure best-in-class security measures for the Marine IoT ecosystem and will set an industry benchmark.” said Regu Ayyaswamy, Global Head, IoT & Digital Engineering, TCS. “Bureau Veritas Type Approval for Cyber Resilience for the Triton IoT Platform echoes our commitment towards building a secured Connected IoT Ecosystem for sustained growth and transformation.”
Eyes on the future
To achieve this type approval Triton met the cyber security requirements described in BV Rule Note NR 659 R02. This also makes it also compliant with the requirement of IACS UR E27 that will enter into force for all contracts signed after January 1st 2024, as Philippe Vaquer, head of cyber security department at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore explains.
Advanced opportunities for operators
All of Damen’s newbuilds, some 150+ vessels per year, are delivered with the Triton IoT platform. Triton can also be retrofitted to existing vessels and can co-exist with legacy systems, providing even more opportunities for operators to benefit from its capabilities.