ABB Opens a New Laboratory

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ABB Opens a New Laboratory in Helsinki

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ABB has opened a new ultra-modern laboratory in Helsinki, Finland to develop next generation of maritime technology.  ABB, the leading power and automation group, has strengthened its research and development efforts in the marine sector by bringing  together all its offerings for the shipping industry under one roof.  In that facility 30 dedicated ABB engineers will concentrate on marine research and demonstrate products to customers.  The laboratory is designed to meet all the needs of the industry and the desire for cost efficiency, reliability and safety.

“Every aspect of marine systems can be tested and developed in the same place and so a full range of innovation activities are possible in constantly testing and developing new technologies.” says Mikko Lepistö, Vice President of software and automation operations at ABB.

It will support  ABB’s marine technologies like automation, remote control systems, propulsion, integrated operations and waste heat recovery systems.  In future, it will also have the possibility to function as a simulator.

The lab will fully utilize the Integrated Operations concept linking the shore operation to what happens onboard.  Digitalization allows owners to monitor remotely entire fleets using cloud services which can save both costs and environment.  The Internet of Things, Services and People opens new possibilities for the marine industry and especially for the development of the service business.

ABB has been advancing technologies for more than a decade through its control systems, communication solutions, sensors and software.  Its technologies allow industry, utility and infrastructure customers to make more intelligent use of data to optimize their operations, increase productivity and achieve greater flexibility.

The development featured is an extension of the offering of ABB in maritime industry.

Source: ABB

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