Kimmo Kokkila, product manager, propulsion products, ABB Marine & Cranes, Finland, describes why podded propulsors are one of the most efficient marine electrical propulsion systems in the marketplace.
ABB reports that its modular liquid-cooled drives and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are part of an application-specific propulsion and thruster power system for offshore supply ships from Vard Electro.
The first vessel to feature ABB’s onboard DC grid system, the PSV ‘Dina Star’, has been delivered to Myklebusthaug Offshore of Norway by shipbuilder Kleven.
ABB has announced an order worth $35 million from Baltic Shipyard to supply propulsion and electrical systems for a new icebreaker vessel under construction for Russia’s state shipping company Rosmorport FSUE.
Recent modifications to ABB's Azipod propulsion unit frame design has seen hydrodynamic efficiency improved by more than 2%.
ABB has won an order worth over $50 million to provide power and propulsion systems for two next-generation cruise ships to be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany for Norwegian Cruise Line.
The new Cunarder, ‘Queen Elizabeth’, is the third newbuilding to enter service with this Carnival Group subsidiary in the last six years and joins the transatlantic ocean liner ‘Queen Mary 2’ and the cruise ship ‘Queen Victoria’.
ABB has won orders worth $35 million to provide complete power systems, drilling drive and propulsion systems for two new deep water drill ships to be built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea.
ABB has won an order worth $58 million to provide complete power and propulsion systems for six new LNG carrier ships to be built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The order was booked during the third quarter of 2010.
The recently delivered new Cunarder, ‘Queen Elizabeth’, is the third newbuilding to enter service with this Carnival Group subsidiary in the last six years and joins an impressive line-up of passenger ships comprising the transatlantic ocean liner ‘Queen Mary 2’ and the cruise ship ‘Queen Victoria’.
ABB in Finland has introduced two new cabinet-built liquid-cooled drives approved for marine applications, claimed to offer greater reliability in a more compact package, while achieving the same performance as their air-cooled counterparts.
ABB reports that it has received endorsement from two Russian customers on the performance of Azipod propulsion units in particularly harsh marine environments.
ABB has won an order worth $20 million to provide complete power systems, drilling drive and propulsion systems for a new deep water drilling rig to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea.
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