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Azipods get ‘extreme ice’ endorsement
ABB reports that it has received endorsement from two Russian customers on the performance of Azipod propulsion units in particularly harsh marine environments. 30 Jun 2010
$20 million marine drives order from ABB
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. 04 Aug 2010
New liquid-cooled drives pack more power
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. 30 Sep 2010
Azipods get ‘extreme ice’ endorsement
ABB reports that it has received endorsement from two Russian customers on the performance of Azipod propulsion units in particularly harsh marine environments. 30 Sep 2010
A new queen joins Cunard
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’. 01 Nov 2010
Major electric LNG propulsion order for ABB
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. 02 Dec 2010
A new Queen joins Cunard
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’. 01 Feb 2011
ABB wins marine orders worth $35 million
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. 10 Dec 2010
ABB to power largest German built cruise ships
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. 10 Feb 2011
Azipod efficiency improved again
Recent modifications to ABB's Azipod propulsion unit frame design has seen hydrodynamic efficiency improved by more than 2%. 25 Nov 2011
First PSV with onboard DC grid
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. 05 Apr 2013
ABB supplies drive systems to Vard Electro for PSVs
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. 12 Mar 2014
Gearless propulsor improves operational profitability
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. 01 Dec 2014
Azipods for Russian icebreaker
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. 01 Oct 2012