Extending its global reach and service capabilities, ABB Marine & Ports is ramping up its presence with a new local division in Saudi Arabia. The move will strengthen ABB Marine & Ports’ ability to work closely with its growing client base in the country and reinforce efforts to enhance efficiency and sustainability in the shipping, ports and offshore sectors.
In Saudi Arabia, ABB is establishing a significant new presence to support the developing shipbuilding sector, through a commitment that aligns with the kingdom’s ambitions to diversify its economy and energy sector under the Saudi Vision 2030 and In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) programs. Saudi-based customers will gain direct access to ABB’s technical and commercial solutions with round-the-clock customer support from local engineers, as well as through the ABB Ability Collaborative Operations network that today connects to over 1000 ships for predictive remote diagnostics of shipboard equipment and predictive maintenance.
“Through the IKTVA program and Saudi Vision 2030, the country seeks new opportunities and one of the areas for focus is shipbuilding,” said Justin John, Interim Local Division Manager, Saudi Arabia. “We are delighted to accompany Saudi Arabia on its journey towards a more diverse and environmentally conscious marine sector.”