Tag: Azipod

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,...

Azipod powered vessel reaches the North Pole
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Azipod powered vessel reaches the North Pole

The Norwegian Coast Guard’s icebreaker vessel KV Svalbard has become the first ABB Azipod-powered ship to reach the North Pole. The 2001-built KV Svalbard, which is equipped with twin 5MW Azipod icebreaking units, sailed the Arctic waters as part of the international scientific expedition, Coordinated Arctic Acoustic Thermometry Experiment (CAATEX), led by a Norwegian non-profit...

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...

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 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...

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...