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ABB, Kongsberg forge digitalisation collaboration

ABB Turbocharging and Kongsberg Digital have forged a digitalisation collaboration on edge data collection and ship engine performance analysis.

The plan is to work towards a common data infrastructure and accelerate the development of value-added digital applications and services.

“Partnerships between major players are key in bringing about high value digital solutions to the maritime sector at a lower cost and faster pace. With Kongsberg Digital and ABB Turbocharging working together to increase the value offering to customers, we can deliver an even more attractive return on investment to vessel owners and operators,” said Hege Skryseth, president of Kongsberg Digital.

The agreement will enable ABB Turbocharging to use Kongsberg Digital’s data infrastructure solution for vessels, Vessel Insight – which runs on Kongsberg Digital’s Kognifai ecosystem. It will be used as an additional data infrastructure service for ABB Turbocharging’s digital solutions. Such exchange of data between cloud platforms is fundamental to enabling remote diagnostics on vessel engines.

The partnership will also enable performance analysis of engines, through fully automated solutions supported by sensors, that will give transparency and confidence in data and can then be easily shared with other parties and OEMs to help generate more value. This translates into less workload for the crew.

“Our goal is to empower shipowners and operators to extract the maximum value from their engine data. This co-operation will help to deliver the tools and insights into engine performance needed to make their vessel operations better, their fleet management more efficient and their businesses more profitable and sustainable,” said Cristian Corotto, vice president digital customer solutions, ABB Turbocharging.

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