ABB offers new fleet-wide performance optimization solution

Written by Nick Blenkey
New software can be accessed by logging into an AA portal

Users can access operational performance information by signing into the ABB AbilityMarine Fleet Portal

A new online platform, ABB AbilityMarine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory, combines the power of cloud-based analytics and reporting with user-friendly visualizations to help shipowners, managers and charterers optimize ship performance fleet-wide.

Offered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), the solution can collect data from a wide variety of vessel systems. It provides a complete overview of all data collected from shipboard systems, making it possible to compare a ship’s operational performance with another vessel, with ships built to the same specifications, or the entire fleet.

“We are proud to offer the ABB AbilityMarine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory as a single platform featuring uniform reporting for customers seeking a robust analytics service capable of fleet-wide data collection,” said Jyri Jusslin, Senior Vice President Service, ABB Marine & Ports. “Verifiable emissions data also offer transparency on energy use on board for compliance with tightening greenhouse gas regulations.”

The solution draws on system data points on navigation, propulsion, fuel consumption, loading conditions, weather and speed logs. Based on these, it delivers an integrated evaluation of a ship’s fuel, energy and emissions efficiency, its operational availability, technical condition and safety, and compares results to fleet performance.

In addition to integrating with ABB’s onboard systems, ABB AbilityMarine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory can combine any data retrieval solution to support analytics, reporting and display.

Users can access operational performance information by signing into the ABB AbilityMarine Fleet Portal. Based on Microsoft Azure and integrated Power BI business analytics from Microsoft, the online platform offers interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an intuitive interface that allows end users to create customizable reports and dashboards.

“Putting operational vessel data in the context of smart KPI dashboards and reporting functions brings valuable insights to optimize vessel maintenance scheduling,” said Jusslin.

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