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ABB TESTIFIES ON ZERO-EMISSION MARINE TECHNOLOGY TO US CONGRESS

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 

ABB Marine & Ports has delivered testimony in the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about the future of marine technologies.

 Underpinning ABB’s commitment to tackling the ever-increasing consequences of climate change, ABB Marine & Ports presented a comprehensive approach to reducing marine emissions at a hearing in front the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. The hearing on 'The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Investments and Innovation' assessed current and future technologies for zero-emission vessel operations.

As the sole OEM to testify at the hearing, ABB Marine & Ports presented an overview of proven technologies that are commercially available today to reduce marine emissions, as well as shared recommendations for driving the shift to sustainable shipping and further developing solutions for enabling this transition.

“It is a great honour to be invited to testify before the Subcommittee,” said Peter Bryn, Technical Solutions Manager, North America. “ABB encourages the Subcommittee to set an ambitious, long-term national plan to achieve zero emissions for all vessels under its operation, as well as support the growth of the sustainable maritime industry. We are pleased to be a resource to the Subcommittee in developing a strategy to seek cost-effective solutions.”

“The marine industry in the midst of a transition towards low and zero emissions technologies. Electric, digital and connected solutions are already transforming today’s shipping, and there will be a variety of solutions to suit different vessel types and operational profiles for reducing marine emissions,” said Juha Koskela, MD ABB Marine & Ports.

Bryn added: “Policies should focus on setting sustainability targets for shipping, allowing the industry to assemble the best technologies and solutions for enabling emission reduction, and provide support to the marine industry as it meets those targets.”

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