Tag: ABB

ABB turbochargers selected for COSCO containership
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ABB turbochargers selected for COSCO containership

COSCO Shipping has installed ABB’s turbochargers to its 21,000+ TEU containership, COSCO Shipping Universe. The containership, which was delivered in June 2018 by Jiangnan Shipyard, is China’s largest containership to be equipped with the turbochargers. COSCO Shipping Universe is fitted with three ABB A180-l two-stroke turbochargers to match the diesel main engine and four ABB...

ABB and Ballard Power Systems to develop zero-emission fuel cell power system
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ABB and Ballard Power Systems to develop zero-emission fuel cell power system

ABB and Ballard Power Systems have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a next-generation fuel cell power system for the shipping industry. The fuel cell power system, which will be jointly designed, developed and validated by ABB and Ballard Power Systems, will have an electrical generating capacity of 3MW (4000 HP) and will...

ABB to power Virgin Voyages newbuilds
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ABB to power Virgin Voyages newbuilds

ABB is to supply a complete electric power and propulsion package to Virgin Voyages’ new fleet. The first of three 110,000 GT vessels for Virgin Voyages, due for delivery in 2020, will feature an ABB Azipod propulsion system, which has proven to cut fuel consumption up to 15 per cent compared with traditional shaftline propulsion...

ABB to deliver power and automation packages to Indian ferries
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ABB to deliver power and automation packages to Indian ferries

ABB has signed a contract with Cochin Shipyard to deliver an integrated power and automation package to an Indian shipowner for two new passenger ferries. The 1,200 passenger vessels, to be delivered in 2020 will feature generators, main switchboards, transformers, the power management and propulsion control systems, propulsion motors and drives, and an integrated alarm,...

ABB improves voyage efficiency with new advisory system function
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ABB improves voyage efficiency with new advisory system function

ABB has launched a new functionality for its ABB Ability Marine Advisory System, OCTOPUS, which is designed to increase voyage efficiency and safety of project cargo. The latest addition to the OCTOPUS portfolio will help project cargo shipowners estimate the expected forces that the cargo will encounter in transit, without the need to preconfigure the...

Is an unmanned bridge a more efficient use of crew?
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Is an unmanned bridge a more efficient use of crew?

ABB has proposed a conditionally and periodically unmanned bridge to make more efficient use of crew and improve vessel performance by reducing crew fatigue. At present, an Officer of the Watch (OOW) is required on a ship’s bridge at all times to navigate, keep watch and radio watch on the vessel. The COLREGS2 regulation states...

Sweden electrifies shipping
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Sweden electrifies shipping

Sweden is driving its sustainable shipping agenda as a new cooperation agreement between the Swedish                    Shipowners´ Association, ABB Sweden, ABB Marine, Stena AB, research institute RISE and battery company Northvolt, promises to develop a climate-smart future through the electrification of shipping. The companies have agreed to...

ABB to supply shuttle tankers with fuel saving technologies
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ABB to supply shuttle tankers with fuel saving technologies

ABB is to equip two new shuttle tankers for AET with future-proof solutions that are expected to deliver improved operational efficiency and lower emissions compared with similar tankers. The twin-skeg 125,000 DWT shuttle tankers will feature a range of ABB’s power and automation solutions, including the power distribution system Onboard DC GridTM, which enables integration...

ABB wins total solution order for polar newbuild
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ABB wins total solution order for polar newbuild

ABB has been chosen to deliver a comprehensive scope of power, automation, propulsion and digital solutions for a new Lindblad Expeditions Holdings’ vessel. The ice-going vessel will include ABB’s power and automation solutions and two ABB Azipod DO propulsion units to permit safe and efficient operation in challenging and remote polar waters. As well as...

Polar cruise ship marks 100th order of ABB’s Azipod propulsion tech
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Polar cruise ship marks 100th order of ABB’s Azipod propulsion tech

ABB has secured a contract to power the first electric hybrid icebreaker with its Azipod propulsion technology. The contract marks ABB’s 100th cruise ship order for this technology. The polar expedition cruise ship being built for French cruise company, Ponant, will feature two Azipod VI propulsion units, capable of operating in the most challenging ice...