MoU brings together HD Hyundai Avikus’ leading experience and innovation in the maritime industry with OneWeb’s advanced low-Earth orbit satellite technology. The partnership will serve as a long-term initiative to provide HD Hyundai Avikus with enhanced connectivity for its future systems.
HAMBURG, Germany, September 8, 2022 (OneWeb PR) — OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, and HD Hyundai Avikus, the world leader in advanced autonomous craft, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This agreement, signed during a dedicated ceremony at SMM Hamburg 2022, signifies a new partnership to explore opportunities for advanced LEO satellite technology to support the next generation of marine and autonomous shipping expertise.
The partnership will test and review the use of OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency LEO service to provide the connectivity needed to facilitate and strengthen operations of Avikus’ innovative systems. OneWeb’s revolutionary technology will advance and future-proof remote ship operations through better latency and bandwidth across all oceans, enabling better data exchange from ship to shore. The companies will work together to evaluate new LEO technology on board future ships, as well as other solutions for HD Hyundai Group.
This collaboration has significant and far-reaching potential, unleashing a new sector in autonomous shipping. Advanced technology will improve connectivity across oceans to modernize the industry, along with its operations and overall safety. This partnership also reflects both companies’ commitment to sustainability, by facilitating the development and implementation of technologies that enable ships to reduce emissions and support the well-being of seafarers so that, ultimately, goods can be transported. more responsibly across the oceans.
Dohyeong Lim, CEO of HD Hyundai Avikus, said: “This partnership is vital to HD Hyundai Avikus’ development of the next generation of marine technology and autonomous shipping. As a shipbuilding group and provider of autonomous ship solutions, we are excited to be an early adopter of OneWeb’s advanced LEO connectivity. This partnership is expected to take Avikus’ technology and business scalability to another level. In addition, Avikus will serve as a bridgehead for HD Hyundai group’s digital twin, remote sea trial and even new business development.”
Stephen Beynon, Chief Commercial Officer of OneWeb, commented: “We are very excited about this new partnership with Avikus. At OneWeb, we strongly believe in the strength and importance of collaboration, as evidenced by our global investors and industry relationships, and this MoU is no exception. OneWeb’s advanced LEO service network will provide the necessary connectivity not only for Avikus but also for HD Hyundai group to operate their future systems, unlocking tremendous opportunities for the entire maritime industry.”