Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) will install engine monitoring and optimisation software on its newbuild merchant ships to enable owners to reduce their environmental footprint and fuel costs
ABB Ability’s Tekomar Xpert will be installed to provide greater insight as to engine performance and condition. It is not just for newbuildings, as HHI intends to go further. Its affiliate Hyundai Global Services (HGS) plans to expand the number of vessels deploying Tekomar Xpert by recommending this solution as an enhancement option for all vessels built by HHI since 2018.
Tekomar Xpert uses advanced modelling based on operational data to optimise engine performance. It can be combined with Hyundai’s own onboard data systems to help ship operators reduce fuel consumption and emissions and achieve optimal engine performance.
HGS selected Tekomar Xpert after a pilot project in 2019, in which HGS worked with satellite owner Inmarsat to provide remote support services to its customers’ vessels. At the same time, HGS deployed Tekomar Xpert to provide deeper insights on engine performance from data gathered via Hyundai’s Integrated Smartship Solution platform.
“By combining high-quality and reliable data insight from Tekomar Xpert with our Integrated Smartship Solution, we are taking a leap forward in the way ship engines are serviced,” said HGS.
ABB Turbocharging global head of digital customer solutions Cristian Corotto said “Harnessing the combined data solutions from ABB and Hyundai will improve the capabilities of ship operators to transform their engine data into actionable insights.”
HGS provides services for more than 3,600 commercial ships and 40 power plants.
In another move, ABB introduced its Ability Genix industrial analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) suite to the maritime industry, which will provide insights into ship’s operational data, amplified by AI, to help owners save up to 10% on fuel consumption.
Ability Genix is a scalable advanced analytics platform that collects operational, engineering and information technology data from onboard equipment. Owners can use this platform to unlock the value of advanced analytics to increase vessel uptime and reduce essential service visits by up to 30%.
ABB Marine & Ports head of global service Jyri Jusslin said this platform can support owners’ ambitions for reducing emissions and improve efficiency. “Whether the goal is to save fuel and cut emissions, enhance vessel uptime or to improve a company’s financial performance, all digitalisation projects benefit from the most extensive monitoring and measurement,” he said. “Exploiting digital analytics to its full potential relies on comprehensive data,” Mr Jusslin added.
ABB Marine & Ports head of digital services Antto Shemeikka said Genix can be customised to an owner’s fleet or vessel performance needs. “The platform pools large varieties of data from shipboard systems, such as maintenance systems and third-party equipment, to deliver greater data fusion than has ever been possible,” he said.
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