ABB signs strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese ship yard

10 November, 2016 (Helsinki, Finland) – Partnership with Wuchang Ship Building Group will focus on developing green vessels and digital technologies. ABB has signed a formal agreement with Wuchang Ship Building Group to deepen cooperation with an emphasis on developing greener ships and digital solutions. By utilizing ABB’s power and propulsion expertise along with its focus on maritime software, the partnership will help Wuchang Ship Building Group manufacture 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 ship builders,” 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”

Wuchang Ship Building Group is one of the most important shipyards in China with experience in building research and offshore vessels.

“ABB has been operating successfully in China since the 1970’s and we opened the Azipod propulsion factory in Shanghai in 2011,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director of ABB’s Marine and Ports business. “This agreement is a result of our commitment to the Chinese market and it will lead to a new generation of greener and smarter vessels being built in China.”

ABB 与国内船企签署战略合作协议


2016年10月XX日芬兰赫尔辛基讯 — ABB与武昌船舶重工集团有限公司签署正式协议,以深化双方在开发绿色船舶和数字解决方案领域的合作。借助ABB在电力和推进领域的专业知识及其海事软件实力,这一合作关系将有助于武船打造高效、高科技的船舶。

“ABB船舶及港口业务多年来在国内开展顺利,并于2011年在上海临港建立Azipod生产基地,”ABB船舶及港口业务全球总裁Juha Koskela说,“这份协议是我们在国内市场辛勤耕耘的结果,将推动国内造船业进入更环保、更智能的新时代。”



About ABB

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

About Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group

Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co. Ltd (“WSIG”), an affiliate of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, is a typical large modernized & integrated enterprise that provides products & services for both the military and the civilians, and develops in many diversified but related fields. It was founded in 1934. Now WS boasts over 11000 employees and covers an area of 6,000,000 square meters.


ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) 是电气化产品、机器人和运动、工业自动化和电网的创新技术领导者,竭诚服务于全球公共事业、工业、运输和基础设施的广大客户。40多年来,ABB正在书写工业数字化的未来。凭借7万多套装机量,控制系统连接超过7000万套设备,涵盖各行各业,使得ABB始终走在能源和第四次工业革命的前列。ABB传承超过130年,业务范围遍及100多个国家和地区,拥有员工约135000人。


For more information, please contact:

ABB Marine and Ports
Peter Lovegrove
Tel. +47 409 04 294


ABB Marine and Ports, China
Cherie Sile Hu