Tag: <span>Azipod</span>

ABB tech chosen for new hybrid-electric ferries
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ABB tech chosen for new hybrid-electric ferries

ABB has secured a large order from the Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shiprepair Yard to supply integrated power, automation and propulsion solutions to three large passenger and car ferries to operate in the Baltic Sea. The 195-metre-long ferries will each have capacity for up to 400 passengers and 200 trucks and will be delivered to the...

ABB and PONANT enter 10-year MarineCare service agreement
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ABB and PONANT enter 10-year MarineCare service agreement

Le Commandant Charcot, which recently became the first exploration cruise ship to reach the geographic North Pole, has signed up for ABB MarineCare services to ensure safe and sustainable operations. The comprehensive 10-year service agreement provides round-the-clock remote support, diagnostics and condition monitoring, as well as preventive and planned maintenance, and the critical spare parts...

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...

Oldendorff bulk carriers first to feature ABB Azipod propulsion
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Oldendorff bulk carriers first to feature ABB Azipod propulsion

German shipowner Oldendorff Carriers has taken delivery of the first of twin self-unloading transshipment newbuilds equipped with ABB’s Azipod propulsion. The delivery saw two 1.9-MW Azipod units installed on each of the 21,500-DWT transshipment bulkers for Germany’s largest bulk carrier owner, as part of a package of electric, digital and connected solutions from ABB. The...

ABB wins power and propulsion order for five Fincantieri vessels
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ABB wins power and propulsion order for five Fincantieri vessels

ABB has secured an order of around $150 million to deliver a comprehensive scope of technologies to power next-generation cruise ships built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri ABB will equip five newbuild vessels with Azipod electric propulsion, which has a proven ability to significantly reduce fuel consumption onboard. Each cruise ship will be powered by twin...

Wasaline ferry equipped with ABB Azipod electric propulsion
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Wasaline ferry equipped with ABB Azipod electric propulsion

A new ferry operated by Wasaline has been fitted with ABB Azipod propulsion to ensure sustainable performance and achieve up to four days of annual time savings due to operational efficiency. The 150-metre vessel, Aurora Botnia, will run on low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will benefit from greater environmental and efficiency gains due to...

Chinese hybrid-electric vessel powered by ABB technology
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Chinese hybrid-electric vessel powered by ABB technology

The newbuilt vessel, Shenhai 01, features a full scope of ABB’s electric, digital and connected solutions that help support sustainable operations and enhance safety and efficiency. The first Chinese-built hybrid emergency rescue vessel is powered by ABB’s bridge-to-propeller technologies, including Azipod electric propulsion, energy storage system and state-of-the-art automation and control solutions that further optimise...

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...