ABB has launched ABB Ability, a portfolio of digital systems and services across all industry verticals that will aim to combine ABB’s existing expertise with network connectivity and the latest digital technologies to optimise planning and control for real-time operations.
ABB is expanding its vessel maintenance technology capabilities with an upgrade to its Remote Diagnostic Service (RDS) platform, backed by its Integrated Operation Centres in Asia, Europe and the USA.
ABB reports that its OCTOPUS marine software is to be applied on four new semi-submersible heavy lift vessels, to assist in operational efficiency using weather and loading data to plot optimal routes.
Three new Torvald Klaveness vessels are to install ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software to help them meet upcoming emissions regulations, such as the IMO Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and future European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) rules.
ABB has agreed a deal to supply its OCTOPUS energy management software to a series of new cruise vessels being built by MV Werften for Genting Hong Kong brands Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises.
ABB has signed an agreement with Wuchang Ship Building Group to work together on the development of digital systems for ‘greener’ ships.
Korean heavy lift company TPI Megaline is to implement ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software on one of its vessels, the Mega Caravan, used to transport huge loads such as oil rigs and drill ships.
ABB Turbocharging has developed a new digital application to identify the potential operational risks of replacing turbocharger parts with non-original components, using data from turbocharger failure scenario simulations to calculate the impact of parts from manufacturers that do not fit ABB turbocharger specifications.
ABB has launched an updated maritime software analytics platform bringing together ABB’s EMMA and OCTOPUS applications into one software package, under the OCTOPUS banner.
ABB is to work with Sovcomflot and the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University (MSU) in Russia on the implementation of new simulation systems at the University, following the signing of a research, technological and educational partnership agreement.
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