Efficiency gains through system integration

The vessels will benefit from ABB Ability System 800xA automation The vessels will benefit from ABB Ability System 800xA automation
Industry Database

In a first for an Indian shipowner ABB will integrate all systems onboard two newbuild Indian ferries making them more efficient and sustainable.

The vessels will benefit from a full integration of power generation, distribution and propulsion systems, enabled by an ABB Ability System 800xA automation.

“Indian owners recognise the efficiency and sustainability benefits available through integration,” said Juha Koskela, managing director, ABB Marine & Ports.

“Shipowners and operators in any market can benefit from the connectivity and remote management techniques, optimising them by choosing shipboard systems that are themselves characterised by integration and digitalisation.”

Scope of supply

The contract with Cochin Shipyard Ltd covers two new 1,200-passenger ferries to be delivered to the Andaman & Nicobar Administration in 2020

ABB’s scope of supply includes generators, main switchboards, transformers, the power management and propulsion control systems, propulsion motors and drives, as well as the integrated alarm, monitoring and control system (IAMCS).

When completed, the ferries will be operated by Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) in services connecting mainland India with the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

ABB’s “Electric. Digital. Connected.” approach envisages shipping’s digital and connected future, with ferries having the capability to leverage the ABB Ability Remote Diagnostic Services for Marine, should they opt to join ABB's global Collaborative Operations network.

The network uses remote equipment monitoring and data analytics to enable predictive maintenance, planned interventions or even remote technical support, supported from seven existing shore-based ABB Marine & Ports’ collaborative operations centres.

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