ABB and Wuchang Ship Building Group in China are to develop green vessels and digital solutions for the marine industry.
Wuchang Ship Building Group will use ABB’s power and propulsion expertise and experience with maritime software to help it build highly efficient and technologically advanced vessels.
“Chinese shipyards are diversifying their portfolios and ABB’s long history of working in the icebreaking and cruise sectors is particularly relevant to China’s shipbuilders,” said Alf Kare Adnanes, head of ABB’s Marine and Ports business in China. “We are excited about the benefits this agreement will bring to both ABB and Wuchang Ship Building Group”
ABB has operated in China since the 1970s and opened the Azipod propulsion factory in Shanghai in 2011.