HSD Engine Offers ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT Marine Engine Optimization Option
Korean engine manufacturer HSD Engine has chosen ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT as a partner for its marine engine performance optimization platform.
HSD Engine will offer ABB’s diagnostics and advisory software Tekomar XPERT to shipowners operating its two-stroke and four-stroke marine engines.
Tekomar XPERT is a digital performance optimization platform applicable to any engine designed to help shipping companies achieve fuel savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Under the agreement, HSD Engine will offer the software as an option to shipowners, strengthening Tekomar XPERT’s position in the market.
“In response to market demand, HSD Engine reviewed various solutions for engine performance optimization and evaluation,” Sang Min Lee, senior general manager of HSD Engine, said. “We expect that Tekomar XPERT will give us a competitive advantage in the market, and our target is to provide it as part of our standard engine package. After a long partnership in the turbocharger field, we are pleased to extend our relationship with ABB into digital solutions to deliver even greater value for our customers.”
Cristian Corotto, senior vice president of digital customer solutions for ABB Turbocharging, said, “This agreement is a strong endorsement of Tekomar XPERT’s capabilities and an important step in expanding the installed base. We are honored that HSD Engine has chosen to take this step into digital optimization with us.”
HSD Engine, previously known as Doosan Engine, has delivered low-speed and medium-speed marine engines developed by leading engine designers since 1983. It continues to deliver between 90 and 100 engines each year.
ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT currently has an installed base of more than 8,000 engines on more than 2,000 vessels.