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.
MAN Diesel & Turbo reports that it has signed a contract with Stena Line to provide its online monitoring service to two vessels, the Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica passenger-and-vehicle superferries that sail the daily route between the Hook of Holland and Harwich, each of which are powered by four MAN 48/60CR engines.
Wärtsilä has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Estonia based Tallink Grupp covering the new RoPax ferry M/S Megastar on the Tallinn - Helsinki route across the Gulf of Finland, a deal which includes Wärtsilä's Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and online remote support services.
Engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has signed an agreement with ship performance monitoring company Propulsion Analytics of Piraeus, Greece, to jointly develop a diagnostics system to acquire and evaluate real-time propulsion operating data from all WinGD 2-stroke diesel and dual-fuel engines.
CMA CGM is to extend the use of the Tekomar XPERT engine diagnostics system already in use on its own ships to the APL fleet, newly acquired by CMA CGM following the closing of its purchase of APL parent company Neptune Orient Line in September 2016.
Royston has upgraded its enginei fuel management system, adding a new emissions monitoring capability with an engine profile-based emissions analysis feature.
Hamburg Süd subsidiary Columbus Shipmanagement (CSM) and Interschalt maritime systems have concluded a contract that will see a total of 46 container ships equipped with the Bluetracker fleet performance management software package.
DNV GL and Tekomar have entered into a partnership agreement to improve data exchange and integration between Tekomar’s XPERT engine performance system and DNV GL’s ECO Insight performance management portal.
Diesel power company Royston has introduced a new engine diagnostics, health check and consultancy service to add to its traditional marine engine service and repair business, investing in new technology and equipment, and enhancing its software capabilities to provide analysis of engine and condition monitoring data.
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