Tag: <span>ABB</span>

Himalaya Shipping to fit 12 bulkers with ABB shaft generator solutions
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Himalaya Shipping to fit 12 bulkers with ABB shaft generator solutions

Himalaya Shipping has chosen to fit twelve of its ultra large bulk carriers with shaft generators with a Power-Take-Off (PTO) solution from ABB. The shaft generator solutions will comprise new drive systems and permanent magnet technology, improving the energy efficiency of these vessels by up to four per cent while enhancing operational flexibility. ABB’s full...

Swedish funding to support electrification of LNG/LBG vessels
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Swedish funding to support electrification of LNG/LBG vessels

Helios Nordic Energy together with partners Gotland Tech Development, METS Technology and ABB, has been granted financial support from the Swedish Energy Agency via the Energy Pilot Gotland programme to investigate how Destination Gotland’s two LNG/LBG vessels could receive increased electrification. The project will aim to decrease the ferries’ carbon emissions by 10 per cent...

ABB to turbocharge first ME-GA engines
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ABB to turbocharge first ME-GA engines

ABB’s A200-L turbochargers will be used on MAN Energy Solutions’ 5G70ME-C10.5-GA engines destined for six LNG carriers. The 174,000m3 vessels have been ordered by four shipowners including Korea Line Corp, PAN Ocean, Knutsen OAS and JP Morgan, under a long-term charter agreement with Shell. The turbochargers will be used on MAN’s low-pressure dual-fuel two-stroke engines,...

ABB launches containerised energy storage system
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ABB launches containerised energy storage system

ABB has responded to rising demand for low and zero emissions from ships by developing a containerised energy storage system (ESS) – a complete, plug-in solution to install sustainable marine energy storage at scale. The Containerised ESS is housed in a 20ft high-cube ISO container and ready to integrate with the vessel’s main power distribution...

Viking Line opts for SERTICA fleet management for newbuild
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Viking Line opts for SERTICA fleet management for newbuild

Finnish Viking Line is implementing a new fleet management system by SERTICA on the newbuild Viking Glory, which is expected to complete its maiden voyage in 2022. The fleet management system includes maintenance, procurement, safety and apps. Martech Systems is assisting with building the new data on Viking Glory to significantly enhance the speed of...

Tallink vessel gets shore-power ready
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Tallink vessel gets shore-power ready

Tallink shuttle vessel Megastar is to be fitted with ABB’s shore connection solution, enabling it to plug into the local grid for quiet and emission-free overnight layovers in the Port of Tallinn. Fuelled by low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG), passenger and car ferry Megastar makes three return journeys between the Estonian and Finnish capitals per day,...

HSD Engine partners with ABB on engine performance optimisation
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HSD Engine partners with ABB on engine performance optimisation

Korean engine manufacturer HSD Engine is to offer ABB’s diagnostics and advisory software Tekomar XPERT to shipowners operating its two-stroke and four-stroke marine engines. Tekomar XPERT is a digital performance optimisation platform applicable to any engine that can help shipping companies achieve fuel savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Under the agreement, HSD Engine will...

ABB adds automated steering function to Azipod electric propulsion
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ABB adds automated steering function to Azipod electric propulsion

ABB has added an automated steering function to its Azipod electric propulsion solution to further minimise fuel consumption and emissions. The new digital solution, ABB Ability OptimE – Toe Angle Optimisation for Propulsion, supports crew in achieving maximum propulsion efficiency by automatically selecting the optimal steering angle for the ship’s Azipod system. With ABB Ability...

Makita order marks Japanese debut for ABB’s A255-L turbocharger
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Makita order marks Japanese debut for ABB’s A255-L turbocharger

Japanese engine builder Makita has selected ABB’s latest low-speed turbochargers for an engine being built for a chemical tanker, marking the first time that a Japanese-built engine will feature the compact, powerful A255-L turbochargers. The turbochargers will be applied on a 6S40ME-B9.5 engine built by Makita which manufactures MAN engines under the license. The A255-L...

ABB and Keppel complete remote vessel operation in Singapore
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ABB and Keppel complete remote vessel operation in Singapore

ABB, together with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has successfully carried out South Asia’s first remote joystick control of a tugboat in the busy Port of Singapore. The Port of Singapore, with more than 130,000 vessels calling annually, presents one of the most complex settings for autonomous harbor operations in the world....

Robotised maintenance technology increases vessel uptime
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Robotised maintenance technology increases vessel uptime

A desk study from ABB focusing on the ATLANTIS offshore test location, off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, concludes that the gains are available to operators prepared to commit to fast-emerging robotised maintenance technology.    The safe transfer of personnel between a support vessel and an offshore turbine platform is often the limiting factor...