Tag: ABB

Corsica cuts port emissions with ABB shore power system
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Corsica cuts port emissions with ABB shore power system

Three Corsica Linea ferries are using ABB’s shore power technology to cut emissions and noise pollution when berthed at the Port of Marseille, France. Instead of running diesel-fuelled auxiliary engines, Paglia Orba, Jean Nicoli and Pascal Paoli ferries will use electricity for power at berth. Each of the three vessels is being modified to feature...

ABB Azipods to power Oldendorff’s newbuild bulkers
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ABB Azipods to power Oldendorff’s newbuild bulkers

German bulk carrier company Oldendorff Carriers has confirmed that ABB’s Azipod electric propulsion units will be fitted to two newbuild bulk carriers. Each 21,500 DWT vessel will feature two 1.9MW Azipod units. ABB will also supply a wide range of electric, digital and connected solutions, including main diesel-electric power plant, generators, bow thruster motors, transformers,...

German ship manager signs up 55 vessels to Tekomar XPERT
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German ship manager signs up 55 vessels to Tekomar XPERT

Hamburg-based ship manager CPO Containerschiffreederei (CCPO) has secured a contract for ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT for its fleet of 55 vessels. Tekomar XPERT, a smart engine performance diagnostics software was adopted by CCPO during its initial release in 2015. In June, Tekomar XPERT for fleet web application was launched with the German ship manager confirming...

Sovcomflot optimises performance with ABB remote diagnostics
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Sovcomflot optimises performance with ABB remote diagnostics

Sovcomflot has chosen the ABB Ability Marine Remote Diagnostic System (RDS) for eleven vessels operating in the Arctic and Russia’s Far East, helping to optimise safety and performance through 24/7 remote support. From the ABB Ability Collaborative Operation Centres that are located worldwide, ABB experts will monitor operational shipboard systems, coordinate remote equipment diagnostics and...

Volvo Penta, ABB and Chalmers to study fast charging in marine applications
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Volvo Penta, ABB and Chalmers to study fast charging in marine applications

Volvo Penta, ABB, and Chalmers University of Technology will conduct a feasibility study to see whether electric charging technology currently used on Volvo buses could be applied to marine applications. Upon completion of the feasibility study, it is envisaged that the fast charging technology will be incorporated into Gothenburg’s Marine Demo Arena and become part...

ABB launches compact turbochargers for low-speed marine engines
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ABB launches compact turbochargers for low-speed marine engines

ABB has launched two new turbochargers optimised for small and medium bore two-stroke diesel and gas engines. The A255-L and A260-L models are smaller than previous ABB turbochargers to allow for installation in space-optimised engine rooms. The new turbochargers retain a high-power density within the smaller frame size and incorporate the latest rotor component technologies...

ABB expands Azipod power range for ferries and RoPax vessels
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ABB expands Azipod power range for ferries and RoPax vessels

ABB has extended the power range of Azipod propulsion with the launch of a new series in 7.5-14.5MW, providing a power range applicable for larger offshore construction vessels, mid-size cruise ships, and shuttle tankers. The expansion means that the Azipod propulsion family now covers the power range of 1-22MW. At the core of the new...

Italian ferry retrofitted with ABB batteries
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Italian ferry retrofitted with ABB batteries

A 1965-built San Cristoforo ferry owned and operated by Gestione Navigazione Laghi will be fitted with an ABB electric power and propulsion system to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency. ABB’s batteries and energy storage control system will be retrofitted to the 386-tonne passenger and car sailing ferry sailing in Lake Maggiore in Italy, which...

ABB microgrid boosts fuel efficiency of smaller vessels
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ABB microgrid boosts fuel efficiency of smaller vessels

ABB has launched a compact size DC-based power distribution system to offer hybrid power efficiencies to smaller vessels. The Onboard Microgrid is based on the principles of ABB’s power distribution system Onboard DC Grid with the proven ability to enable up to 20 per cent energy efficiency in larger vessels. The new compact-size solution allows...

ABB opens Marine Service Centre in Russia
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ABB opens Marine Service Centre in Russia

ABB has opened a new marine service centre in Russia to support the company’s ship power, propulsion and automation technologies and expand service capabilities for ice-going vessels. The new centre is located in Murmansk and occupies 2,000 m2 in a purpose-built facility with its offices, electrical and mechanical testing areas, and a workshop served by...

ABB to power first hydrogen-fuelled river vessel
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ABB to power first hydrogen-fuelled river vessel

ABB has been chosen to provide a power and propulsion solution for a newbuild vessel to run entirely on hydrogen fuel cells along the Rhône river in France. ABB will deliver a fuel cell based power and propulsion solution for a push boat, expected for delivery in 2021, for the France-based Sogestran Group subsidiary Compagnie...

Eckerö Line opts for ABB situational awareness solution
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Eckerö Line opts for ABB situational awareness solution

Eckerö Line has chosen ABB’s situational awareness solution, ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision for installation onboard its cruise ferry MS Finlandia. ABB’s technology will enable the Finlandia to move and dock safely by providing multiple real-time visualisations of the vessel’s surroundings, generating images of the ship’s operational environment in ways beyond the capabilities of the...