At the very cutting edge of clean, modern and ultra-efficient propulsion and automation solutions, ABB takes its rightful place amongst MarineNews' prestigious 2019 MN100 winners.
ABB believes that modern ships will be built on the foundation of electricity. This expands their range of viable energy sources beyond traditional fuel to for instance batteries and fuel cells. The electrical backbone, integrated with automation and control systems, will also transform the industry from merely connected operations to collaborative and automated operations.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability digital platform. ABB’s market-leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. The firm has provided electric and hybrid systems on board vessels for more than 110 years. In fact, today, well over 1,300 ships employ ABB’s electric system. In the shallow draft segment they offer electrical, hybrid, propulsion and automation solutions for such vessels as towboats, dredges, tugs, marine construction and ferries. Niagara Falls tour operator Maid of the Mist recently ordered two new passenger vessels sailing on pure electric power, enabled by ABB’s technology. https://new.abb.com/marine