ABB expands Collaborative Operations for the oil, gas and chemicals industries

ABB launches new global Collaborative Operations Center with an extended network of 150+ industry experts and enhanced digital technologies

On March 19, ABB announced it is expanding the ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations network with a new ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations Center for the oil, gas and chemicals (OGC) industries, based in Norway.

This new center benefits from an expanded team of 150+ experts that have been brought together from around the globe to support OGC customers to improve operations and maintenance using digital technologies to collaborate with dedicated, co-located operations experts.

The Collaborative Operations Center delivers information insights that can increase customers’ profitability and productivity through better asset performance, higher safety and security, reduced risk and lower costs.

The push toward digitalization has increased the amount of data available to customers. ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations uses this data to provide more value to customers through information analytics, making this data more useful for driving decisions that optimize plant and fleet performance. Collaborative Operations for the oil, gas and chemicals industry has been proven to provide:

    – 20% extension of machine life by using immediate data analysis to better manage assets, processes and risks
    – Improved uptime with intelligent solutions – up to 99% for one customer
    – Up to 50% reduction in maintenance costs by using predictive rather than preventive and reactive maintenance practices
    – Deeper visibility into equipment, plant and fleet performance, enabling customers to better understand performance capability and operating boundaries.
Per Erik Holsten, managing director of ABB’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals business in the Industrial Automation Division said, “For 20 years, ABB has been helping customers in the oil, gas and chemicals industries benefit from emerging digital technologies so they can respond to challenges and remain competitive in the new market. We’ve added the Collaborative Center in Oslo to help us continue to bring together our expertise with our customers’, helping to improve their reliability and operations while reducing their carbon footprint.”

Collaborative Operations employs ABB technologies, software and services to automatically gather and analyze information on assets, processes and risks. Through these analytics, performance improvement areas are automatically identified, categorized and prioritized so that customers at operating sites, working with ABB experts in Collaborative Operations Centers, can take actions to ensure that each plant is operating within regulatory, load, environmental and cyber security requirements. Collaboration is scalable to customer needs, capable of being applied at a device or process level, up to plant and enterprise-wide operations.


Engineers are in discussion at Collaborative Operation Center in Norway

ABB Ability™ is a unified, cross-industry digital platform — extending from device to edge to cloud — with systems, solutions and services that enable customers to know more, do more, do better, together. More information on Collaborative Operations and its applications can be found on ABB’s website.

ABB Oil, Gas and Chemicals is a leading provider of integrated solutions, with unparalleled experience in partnering with the energy and chemical industries, bringing them improved operations and sustainable progress. ABB delivers integrated and secure digital systems, services and solutions to automate and optimize the performance of plants and facilities.

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 a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com

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