The Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs at ABB Marine & Ports, Captain Eero Lehtovaara, stresses the important role of digitalization in the industry by helping seafarers and improving safety standards.
Norwegian class DNV GL issued cyber security verification to large passenger ship, making it the first to achieve system compliance under DNV GL’s framework for integrated cyber security.
ABB Marine & Ports presented a testimony to the U.S. House Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, focusing on marine technologies of the future. Specifically, ABB introduced to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, a comprehensive approach to reduce marine emissions.
Wärtsilä and ABB partner for the launch of the Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA), which aims to bridge dangerous gaps in security for operational technology and industrial control systems. The OTCSA provides tangible architectural, implementation, and process guidelines to OT operators and solution providers.
Zurich-based technology company ABB announced the signing of a contract with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine to jointly develop an autonomous tug to operate from 2020. Upon project completion, the vessel is anticipated to be South Asia’s first autonomous tug.
Technology company ABB is to install first shore-to-ship power solution at South Korea’s Port of Incheon, enabling passenger vessels to cut emissions, noise and vibrations at berth. This will also be the first shore power solution in South Korea.
While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Ed Schwarz, ABB Marine & Ports Vice President Sales, New Build reveals how ABB – which has been shortlisted for the Sustainability Award – prepares for a more sustainable future, highlighting that the next generation of ships will be electric digital and connected, as the industry moves towards new energy sources.
ABB opened a Marine Service Center in Russia aiming to support the growing Arctic maritime industries. The newly inaugurated center aspires to support ABB’s ship power, propulsion and automation technologies and expand service capabilities for ice-going vessels. The new center occupies 2,000 m2 in a purpose-built facility with electrical and mechanical testing areas, and a workshop served by overhead gantry cranes.
ABB announced it will provide a solution for a newbuild vessel that operates along the Rhône river in France to run entirely on hydrogen fuel cells. The vessel’s overall energy chain will be emission-free. The vessel is planned for delivery in 2021.
ABB, SINTEF and Fiskerstrand are test fuel cells for the world’s first conversion of a hydrogen hybrid ferry. The tests aim to provide answers needed for Norwegian shipyard Fiskerstrand to convert an existing ferry to run on a combination of batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. ABB and the SINTEF Ocean laboratory will assess how fuel cells and batteries can function together for short-distance ferry operations.
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