ABB TechTalks: Lowering energy consumption onboard with HVAC solutions

Recorded webinar


In passenger vessels, the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is the second largest consumer of energy after propulsion. The challenge today is monitoring and reducing the energy consumption of HVAC to make ships more and more efficient.

Join the conversation with ABB Marine & Ports experts to find out more about our portfolio for HVAC energy efficiency solutions onboard.



  • Motors and Variable Frequency Drives for HVAC
  • Chillers Optimization
  • Engine Room ventilation
  • Q&A session

Frank Grundholm - ABB
Frank Taaning Grundholm
Vice President of Global HVACR sales
ABB Motion

Throughout Frank's 25 years in the HVAC, Water and Refrigeration industries, he has focused on energy savings and sustainable building specifications, and has contributed to ensuring that buildings and infrastructure are both operationally sound and sustainably developed. Frank took part in the development of the Europump extended product approach, which today forms the basis of many energy-related product requirements in the European Union. Frank joined ABB in 2017 and continuously supports industry associations and serves as a board member of Eurovent Association and of Eurovent Middle East. He is from Denmark, the happiest country in the world and the land of the open sandwich also known as smørrebrød.

Bart Cunnen -- ArkitechArkitech - Logo
Bart Cunnen

Bart Cunnen is Director and Owner of Arkitech. Arkitech is a young growing company focusing on HVAC, energy efficiency and safety. Bart has been working in the  Shipping Industry for more than 25 years. AO working a long time for Stena Line in senior management positions and working for ABB Marine and Ports.

Antonis Asimakopoulos - ABB Marine & Ports
Antonis Asimakopoulos
Global Product Manager, Energy Efficiency & Performance Monitoring
Marine Service Manager, Greece and Cyprus
ABB Marine & Ports

Antonis holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and joined ABB S.A. in 2004 as project, commissioning engineer in automation systems for some of the biggest land based industries in Greece. Some years later, 2010, he changed position to sales engineer for Marine Industry. Today he is Marine Service Manager for Greece & Cyprus and Global Product Manager for Energy Efficiency & Performance Monitoring.



45 + 15 min Q&A




Free of charge


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