ABB enables remotely operated passenger ferry

Dec. 04, 2018 8:47 AM ETABB Ltd (ABB)ABB, BOTZBy: Yoel Minkoff, SA News Editor
  • ABB and Helsinki City Transport have taken the next step in autonomous shipping, according to a press release.
  • In the remote trial, Suomenlinna II was retrofitted with ABB’s new dynamic positioning system, ABB Ability Marine Pilot Control, and steered from a control center in Helsinki.
  • "Autonomous does not mean unmanned. As vessels become more electric, digital and connected than ever before, ABB is able to equip seafarers with existing solutions that augment their skillsets. In this way, we are enhancing the overall safety of marine operations," said Juha Koskela, Managing Director at ABB’s Marine & Ports unit.
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