ABB, in collaboration with Keppel O&M’s technology arm, Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), will jointly develop the technology for autonomous vessels and retrofit a 32-metre harbour tugboat with leading-edge digital solutions, enabling autonomous vessel operations in the Port of Singapore at the end of 2020.
Hamburg-based ship manager CPO Containerschiffreederei (CCPO) has secured a contract for ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT for its fleet of 55 vessels.
Sovcomflot has chosen the ABB Ability Marine Remote Diagnostic System (RDS) for eleven vessels operating in the Arctic and Russia’s Far East, helping to optimise safety and performance through 24/7 remote support.
ABB has launched two new turbochargers optimised for small and medium bore two-stroke diesel and gas engines.
ABB has opened a new marine service centre in Russia to support the company’s ship power, propulsion and automation technologies and expand service capabilities for ice-going vessels.
Eckerö Line has chosen ABB’s situational awareness solution, ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision for installation onboard its cruise ferry MS Finlandia.
Ice-class passenger ferry Suomenlinna II has completed a trial of a new remote control system, with the vessel remotely piloted through a test area near Helsinki harbour as part of a project carried out by ABB and Helsinki City Transport.
ABB reports that it has won its first marine automation system contract for a cruise ferry in China, after the technology package it was contracted to supply for a Chinese-built Viking Line vessel was extended to include the ABB Ability System 800xA.
ABB has launched its new Ability Marine Pilot Control dynamic positioning (DP) system, aiming to improve the automation of navigational tasks through integration with existing onboard equipment.
Raytheon Anschütz has announced a deal to supply its Synapsis NX Integrated Navigation System (INS) to the first vessel in a new series of passenger ships being built for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection at the Spanish Barreras shipyard of Vigo.
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