Hyundai to expand use of ABB engine optimisation software

Hyundai Global Service (HGS) has signed a new agreement with ABB to expand the number of vessels deploying Tekomar XPERT, ABB’s software for engine performance optimisation, making the application a recommended install for all vessels built by Hyundai Heavy Industries during or after 2018.

The ABB software uses modelling based on operational data to keep engines running at their optimal level. As part of this new deal, the analytics algorithms will be fed with input from Hyundai’s own onboard data systems – Integrated Smartship Solution (ISS) and DATS – to provider a richer level of input data and improve the results of the analysis even further.

“We are delighted to have received this recognition from one of the world’s biggest shipbuilders and a leading engine OEM,” said Cristian Corotto, Global head of Digital Customer solutions, ABB Turbocharging.

“Harnessing the combined data solutions from ABB and Hyundai will improve the capabilities of ship operators to transform their engine data into actionable insights.”

The agreement follows a pilot project in 2019, which saw Hyundai Global Services work with Inmarsat to provide remote support services to its customers’ vessels. The company deployed Tekomar XPERT during this trial to provide insights on engine performance from data gathered via Hyundai’s Integrated Smartship Solution platform.

ABB says that its software is fully compatible with various systems from other OEMs, shipbuilders and platform providers following the recent introduction of a continuous performance evaluation function that enables Tekomar XPERT to process data from edge computing platforms.

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