HGS selects ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT for engine optimisation

Hyundai Global Services will recommend the Tekomar XPERT solution for all vessels built by Hyundai Heavy Industries from 2018.

ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT uses advanced modelling based on operational data to optimise engine performance. The combination the technology’s analytic capabilities and input from Hyundai’s own onboard data systems – Integrated Smartship Solution (ISS) and DATS – will enable ship operators to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and achieve optimal engine performance.

Hyundai Global Service commented on the agreement: “Hyundai Global Service aims to provide an integrated smart ship environment for optimising operational efficiency. By combining high-quality and reliable data insight from Tekomar XPERT with our best-in-class proprietary systems, ISS and DATS, we are taking a leap forward in the way ship engines are serviced.’

‘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 in which Hyundai Global Services worked with a satellite communications company to provide remote support services to its customers’ vessels. At the same time, the company deployed Tekomar XPERT to provide insights on engine performance from data gathered via Hyundai’s Integrated Smartship Solution platform.

Lesley Bankes-Hughes

Lesley Bankes-Hughes