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Esa Jokioinen

Blue Ocean Team Leader, Rolls-Royce Marine hen Esa Jokioinen and his Rolls-Royce tivity, prices will come down but overall the cost per

Esa Jokioinen leads Rolls-Royce

Blue Ocean Team look at future technolo- ship should nudge above that 1% threshold as in- gy trajectory, he admits that there are some creasing numbers of products and systems get con-

Marine’s Blue Ocean Team, a team

Wthings related to energy storage (batteries), nected.

that looks ? ve to 10 years into the new fuel and exhaust cleaning that hold promise. While it can be expected that overall connectivity

But he is adamant that there is not a bigger ‘disrup- costs per vessel and ? eet will rise with increased us- future to evaluate evolving technol- tive’ technology trend than digitalization. age, Jokioinen shares the belief that the bene? ts and ogy trends, helping to determine “We have a new ship intelligence business unit at cost avoidance that comes as a result will dwarf any where the company will invest.

Rolls-Royce that addressed three different things: additional costs. “We know that this is a cost-con-

Health Management Solutions (of the ship includ- scious business, and no one is swimming in mon-

Jokioinen sat in Maritime Reporter ing equipment, systems and the ship itself); Optimi- ey, particularly now,” said Jokioinen. The current & Engineering News’ New York zation and Decision Support; and Autonomous and economy in the maritime sector likely means that

Remote Operations.” the evolution will mean a multi-year ramp up, but

City headquarters to discuss the

A driver for increased digitalization onboard ships Jokioinen said that in 10 years, connectivity on ev- look of maritime’s future: All ar- is akin to land-based trends: the proliferation of bet- ery vessel will be signi? cantly different than today.

ter, cheaper connectivity. But the bene? t is cost sav- rows point toward Digitalization.

Lessons Learned ings and operational ef? ciencies, too.

“Today I think the cost of connectivity for vessels The marine industry often looks to the global avia- is about 0.5 to 1.0% of total ship operation costs,” tion market as a standard-setter of sorts, in terms of

BY GREG TRAUTHWEIN said Jokioinen. With increasing demand for connec- commonality of equipment and ef? ciency through- 40 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • FEBRUARY 2017

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