Tag: ABB

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...

ABB, SINTEF & Fiskerstrand test fuel cells for hydrogen hybrid ferry conversion
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ABB, SINTEF & Fiskerstrand test fuel cells for hydrogen hybrid ferry conversion

ABB and the SINTEF Ocean laboratory in Trondheim will assess how fuel cells and batteries can best function together for short-distance ferry operations, and how Fiskerstrand can integrate them with other engine room systems. The tests will also provide insight into the introduction of hydrogen fuel cells for future reviews of the rules covering shipboard...

First Chinese-built cruise ship powered by ABB
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First Chinese-built cruise ship powered by ABB

China’s first domestically built cruise ship operated by CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping, a joint venture between Carnival Corporation and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), will be powered by ABB’s integrated propulsion package. The contract was awarded following an agreement between Shanghai Waigaoqiao, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSSC and ABB. The package supplied by ABB will...

ABB electric propulsion system for Icelandic ferry
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ABB electric propulsion system for Icelandic ferry

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration’s new ferry will be powered by ABB’s integrated power and electric storage solutions for safe and low emission operation in harsh environments. The ferry will feature a large battery pack with 3,000kWh capacity, designed to operate in full electric mode for the majority of the time. ABB is providing...

Remotely-operated ferry completes voyage in Helsinki
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Remotely-operated ferry completes voyage in Helsinki

Ice-class passenger ferry Suomenlinna II has completed a remote pilot test near Helsinki harbour using ABB’s new dynamic positioning system, ABB Ability Marine Pilot Control. The Suomenlinna II, operated by the Helsinki Region Transport Authority was controlled remotely by Captain Heinonen from a control centre in Helsinki. The captain wirelessly operated the vessel through a...

Viking Line selects ABB marine automation system
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Viking Line selects ABB marine automation system

A Viking Line cruise ferry is to be fitted with an ABB Ability System 800xA marine automation system, providing complete power, propulsion, and vessel management under one platform. The marine automation system enables crew and onshore teams to get a comprehensive overview of all the information needed to operate the vessel safely and efficiently. The...

ForSea converts diesel ferries to battery power
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ForSea converts diesel ferries to battery power

ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group) has converted two of its diesel powered ferries to battery propulsion technology. Tycho Brahe and Aurora have been retrofitted with ABB 4160 kWh batteries as well as battery racks, energy storage control systems and ABB’s Onboard DC Grid power distribution technology. The vessels will continue to operate along the 4km...

Holland America upgrades vessels with shore power connectors
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Holland America upgrades vessels with shore power connectors

Holland America Line has announced it will retrofit three of its vessels with ABB shore power connectors to enable the ships to plug into the electrical grid when in port. The ABB shore connection technology allows ships to turn off all engines and switch to electricity generated in a power plant on shore. This both...

The future of shipping is electric, says ABB
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The future of shipping is electric, says ABB

ABB has said that it firmly believes the future of shipping is electric during the launch of its ABB Ability Marine Pilot Control dynamic positioning (DP) system in Hamburg last week. ABB’s DP system automates navigational tasks and allows bridge officers to focus on the overall control and positioning of the ship. The situational awareness...