ABB Turbocharging Partners with Kongsberg Digital For Common Data Collection

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  • The companies would work towards a common data infrastructure and accelerate the development of value-added digital applications and services
  • This partnership would provide a tremendous benefit to ship owners, managers and operators who are looking for a state-of-the-art implementation, a statement said

Swiss engineering giant ABB announced that its arm ABB Turbochraging has collaborated with Kongsberg Digital for common data collection and analysis. Norway-based Kongsberg Digital is a provider of next-generation software and digital solutions to customers within maritime, oil and gas, and renewables and utilities. 

An ABB statement shared that “ABB Turbocharging and Kongsberg Digital have signed a cooperation agreement on edge data collection and ship engine performance analysis.”

Kognifai ecosystem 

This agreements would enable ABB Turbocharging to use Kongsberg Digital’s data infrastructure solution for vessels, Vessel Insight – which runs on Kongsberg Digital’s Kognifai ecosystem.

It has also been mentioned that that companies will work towards a common data infrastructure and accelerate the development of value-added digital applications and services. 

Profitable and sustainable business 

Cristian Corotto, Vice President Digital Customer Solutions, ABB Turbocharging also shared that “Our goal is to empower ship owners 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,”

As both ABB’s and Kongsberg’s solutions have a strong market position in their respective areas, this partnership would provide a tremendous benefit to ship owners, managers and operators who are looking for a state-of-the-art implementation, the statement said. 

High technology systems 

Partnerships between major players are key in bringing about high value digital solutions to the maritime sector at a lower cost and faster pace, said Here Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital.

Kongsberg Digital is a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, an international, knowledge-based group delivery high-technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, subsea, merchant marine, defence and aerospace.

ABB Turbocharging is at the helm of the global industry in the manufacture and maintenance of turbocharges for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines.

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