Damen Triton IoT platform receives Bureau Veritas type approval for cyber resilience


Damen Shipyards Group has announced receipt of a Bureau Veritas (BV) Type Approval Certification for Cyber Resilience of its Triton IoT platform.

Dame’s Triton IoT platform 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.

“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.”

Regu Ayyaswamy, Global Head, IoT & Digital Engineering, TCS, said: “TCS is proud to partner with Damen Digital Solutions BV in this unique initiative that will ensure best-in-class security measures for the Marine IoT ecosystem and will set an industry benchmark.”

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 Jan 1st 2024, as Paul Delouche, Strategy & Advanced Services Director at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore explains.

“This certification process that Bureau Veritas has successfully carried out in conjunction with Damen Digital Solutions, is the same work that we will carry out with all equipment manufacturers who request it to anticipate the entry into force of UR E27 in 2024. Such certified equipment, considered as cyber resilient, will therefore able to be installed on board cyber secure by design vessels that will comply with the requirements of UR E26.”

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.