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ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Control


ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Control is an intelligent maneuvering and control system that enables safer, more efficient ship operations.

With its user-centric design, ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Control reduces the workload on automating navigational tasks and allows bridge officers to focus holistically on the overall control and positioning of the ship. The system integrates seamlessly with existing onboard equipment, and ensures ease of installation and maintenance, adding significant “bridge-to-propeller” value for the shipowners. 


Benefits of ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Control

User-centric design

Our user-centric interface allows for increased safety and efficiency of ship operations. Together with the advanced situational awareness provided by ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Vision, our intelligent autopilot provides a user experience that compliments, not replaces, crew decision making.

User-centric design

We allow operators to remain within whatever operational mode they would prefer from zero to full speed in any direction. The system incorporates the ship’s speed to ensure optimal hydrodynamic performance in all operational conditions permitting efficient use of the installed power.

Seamless integration

Seamless integration of the system ensures consistency through all user interfaces as well as easier installation during build. System maintenance is simplified with fewer components and interfaces.


Stepping stone to autonomous shipping

ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Control is a pioneering technology that is already in use by our customers today and that will act as a stepping stone into the future of autonomous shipping. Autonomous shipping requires a vessel management & control system that can replace traditional solutions designed for disconnected operations.


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