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ABB unveils portfolio of digital solutions

Wed 15 Mar 2017 by Martyn Wingrove

ABB unveils portfolio of digital solutions
ABB chief executive Ulrich Spiesshofer

ABB has introduced its new platform for digital solutions to maritime and offshore industries for remote monitoring and control and performance management. ABB Ability will offer more than 180 solutions and services to various sectors including shipping, offshore oil and renewables, maritime research and navies.

This platform will deliver insights and optimise planning and controls for real-time operations, ABB said. Data can be fed into control systems to improve key metrics such as system uptime, speed and performance.

ABB chief executive Ulrich Spiesshofer described ABB Ability as pioneering technology in digital solutions. “With ABB Ability, we are combining our entire portfolio of digital solutions and services,” he said. “We are creating additional customer value by bringing together ABB’s domain expertise, advanced connectivity and the latest digital technologies. With this, our customers can achieve unprecedented improvements in operational performance and productivity.”

Some of the main solutions in the platform for shipping and offshore include remote monitoring services, control solutions for offshore platforms and navigation optimisation for shipping fleets. Key customers using some of these services include Royal Caribbean, Cargill and Shell.

ABB Ability’s next-generation digital solutions and services are being developed and built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. In addition, ABB has upgraded its Remote Diagnostic Service for analytical and predictive approaches to vessel maintenance.

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