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ABB Ability for nine heavy lift vessels

ABB has agreed a deal to supply the OCTOPUS software package from its Ability Marine Advisory System for a fleet of heavy lift vessels servicing the expansion of a giant oil field in Kazakhstan, to assist in mapping the safest and most efficient routes for the vessels.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Tengizchevroil (TCO) has contracted China’s COSCO SHIPPING to carry out the transportation work at the Tengiz oil field expansion, which will see modules weighing up to 1,800 tons moved from fabrication yards in Korea and Europe to the transshipment ports in the Black and Baltic seas. From there, the modules will be further transported to western Kazakhstan.

COSCO SHIPPING Co. has subcontracted part of the work to its partners – NYK Group, Chung Yang Shipping, Dongbang Transport Logistics, Hanjin Transportation and CJ Korea Express – which resulted in a host of new orders for OCTOPUS.

As part of the delivery, ABB will also install sensors on each vessel to generate real-time roll and motion data for both the cargo and vessel which will be accessible to officers on the bridge and support teams ashore. ABB will, through its Ability Platform, make defined data points available for the expansion project through Cloud-to-Cloud Integration, enabling TCO to monitor specific KPIs and project progress.

“Together with our partners, we have been contracted to ensure the safe and timely delivery of project modules into Kazakhstan,” said Marc Beerendonk, chief operating officer, COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Transport.

“We already have considerable experience of using ABB’s OCTOPUS software, as our own semi-submersible heavy lift fleet has used the system for a number of years. We look forward to taking this collaboration a step further and rolling out this highly effective technology across the heavy lift ships in the TCO transportation and logistics contract.”{/mprestriction}

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