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ABB opens Asia’s first Integrated Operations Center in Singapore

ABB opens Asia’s first Integrated Operations Center in Singapore
ABB has opened its new Integrated Operations Center in Singapore, the third facility of its type, central to the company’s ability to connect remotely to hundreds of ships around the world.

At the center, ABB can analyse data and work via satellite link with the ship’s onboard and shoreside team to plan maintenance and troubleshoot.

The Singapore location of this facility also allows the handing over of operations to similar facilities in Norway and Finland, and this process will continue across the globe when a new center is opened in the US later this year.

“The center we’re opening is just one example of how our advanced technologies can help Singapore become a Smart Nation, whether it is in transport and infrastructure, industry or utilities, enabling productivity, efficiency and sustainable development.” said Johan de Villiers, managing director of ABB in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

When using ABB’s integrated operations, shipowners can implement a way of working that saves up to 50% on dry docking costs on ABB equipment if monitoring, pre-survey, and project execution are managed in close cooperation between ABB and the shipowner. Data is collected from systems and used as input and maintenance work during dry dockings.

Richard Windischhofer, svp integrated operations at ABB’s marine and ports business unit, said: “ABB’s Integrated Operations Center is a real world consequence of big data and increasing connectivity in the shipping world. We have only scratched the surface of what this could mean in the future but the addition of the Singapore facility will increase our capacity to create smarter services.”

ABB can currently connect to around 600 ships.