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ABB Turbo measures preventive maintenance ROI
Using ABB Preventive Maintenance can lead to a 202% return on investment (ROI), according to results released from a new ABB study. 24 Oct 2016
ABB acquires turbo service business in Canada
ABB has acquired the turbocharging service activities of ABCO Industries, located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. 18 Feb 2010
New gas engine signals ABB turbocharging 2-stage success
Following a recent announcement centering on diesel engines, a leading gas engine builder has now reported the results of its joint development program with ABB Turbocharging for the application of two stage turbocharging on 4-stroke engines. 15 Jun 2010
Wärtsilä, ABB and HUG develop low emissions technology
In an extension of their existing cooperation in the development of 2-stage turbocharged medium speed diesel engines, Wärtsilä and ABB Turbo Systems intend to cooperate with a third partner, after-treatment specialist Hug Engineering, based in Elsau, Switzerland. 16 Jun 2010
ABB Turbocharging introduces VCM
Under the designation VCM Valve Control Management, ABB Turbocharging and engine component specialist INA Schaeffler KG are developing an advanced variable valve train system. 17 Jun 2010
Turbo manufacturer addresses blade wear issues
ABB Turbocharging of Switzerland has introduced new turbine blades for engines burning lower qualities of HFO and with especially heavy duty operating profiles. The axial turbine blades feature hard-faced tips to counter accelerated circumferential wear. 31 Jul 2010
ABB Turbocharging introduces VCM
Under the designation Valve Control Management (VCM), ABB Turbocharging and engine component specialist INA Schaeffler KG in Germany are developing an advanced variable valve train system. We first announced this joint venture in our web site news in November 2009, now ABB has officially announced that a prototype of the new VCM system is currently undergoing rigorous testing. Early results confirm its potential for highly flexible timing on four-stroke diesel and gas engines. 31 Jul 2010
New gas engine signals ABB turbocharging 2-stage success
Following a recent announcement centering on diesel engines, gas engine specialist GE has now reported the results of its joint development program with ABB Turbocharging for the application of two stage turbocharging on 4-stroke engines. 31 Jul 2010
Wärtsilä and ABB in joint turbocharger development
Wärtsilä and ABB Turbo Systems are co-operating in a joint development programme for a new and groundbreaking application of two-stage turbocharging on large diesel engines. 20 Apr 2010
Engines chosen for eight Chinese bulk carriers
Wärtsilä two-stroke engines have been chosen for eight Chinese bulk carriers. The order was placed by Beijing-based Minsheng Financial Leasing; Wärtsilä's Chinese licensee, Hefei Rong'An Power Machinery (Rong'An), a member of the Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group (RSHI), will build the engines. 03 Mar 2010
Turbocharger maker prepares for next environmental initiatives
Latest developments at ABB Turbocharging primarily centre around measures to ensure that engines are capable of meeting forthcoming emissions limits, whether by in-engine or external methods, or by use of alternative fuels. 30 Nov 2010
Landmark achievements for turbocharger
ABB Turbocharging has reported two milestones with its A100 turbocharger family, concerning the high pressure ratio efficiency and the ability to operate at dual ratings without modification. 12 Apr 2011
Turbo developments major on increased airflow and greater efficiency
Advances in turbocharger design allow smaller frame sizes, energy savings, higher efficiency, reduced emissions and cost savings, writes David Tinsley 31 Dec 2011
ABB Turbo boosts small ship efficiency
ABB Turbo Systems of Switzerland says that it has played a key role in bringing the benefits of Wärtsilä’s RT-flex technology to two-stroke engine installation onboard smaller ships. 27 Jun 2012
ABB ups the ante in fuel efficiency
Swiss automation specialist, ABB, has launched a new range of software applications that will help ocean vessels reduce their fuel consumption by up to 20% and it has secured a new order from STX Finland. 19 Sep 2012
Cavotec secures new ABB contract
Global engineering group, Cavotec, has won a substantial order from Swiss power and automation specialist, ABB, for twenty Marine Propulsion Slip ring (MPS) units that will be fitted to advanced Azipod marine propulsion systems. 10 Jan 2013
ABB HPT becomes MAN two-stroke option
ABB Turbocharging says that its high-pressure tuning (HPT) has been added to the list of options offered by MAN Diesel & Turbo’ for its two-stroke engine range. 29 Apr 2013
Turbocharger flow capacities continue to improve
Two-stroke turbochargers continue to evolve with the latest developments focusing on flow capacity, says Wendy Laursen. 30 Dec 2013
Design effort increases for two-stage turbocharging
Turbocharger manufacturers are focusing on further NOx reductions with new two-stage developments to boost engine charge pressure, says Wendy Laursen. 29 Jan 2014
Turbo maintenance agreement cuts dredging costs
ABB has announced a three-year maintenance agreement with dredging specialist Van Oord, covering global maintenance of turbochargers for 2014-2016. 21 Mar 2014
New Scandinavia service centre for ABB
ABB Turbocharging is opening a new service centre in Fredericia, Denmark, which will group the company’s service facilities in Norway, Denmark and Sweden into a single business unit, to be known as ABB Turbocharging Scandinavia. 09 Jun 2014
Two significant service contracts for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä has announced two new service agreements – one a three-year contract with DOF group, and the other, in conjunction with ABB Turbochargers, a 10-year maintenance and support deal with Royal Caribbean Cruises. 12 Jun 2014
ABB and Prestige sign turbocharger service agreement
ABB has announced a five-year maintenance agreement with Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) to provide services, parts and support for all turbochargers installed on its fleet of eight cruise ships. 06 Aug 2014
ABB power for Bumi Armada FPSO
ABB is to supply electric power and automation systems for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel ordered by offshore services provider Bumi Armada. 16 Jun 2015
ABB Turbo secures 400-vessel service deals
ABB Turbocharging is set for a busy future after signing long-term Maintenance Management Agreements (MMA) with three leading transport companies covering a total of 400 turbochargers globally. 29 Sep 2015
Odfjell extends propulsion upgrade plan
Norwegian ship owner Odfjell is embarking on an upgrade plan that it believes will give it one of the world’s most energy-efficient chemical tanker fleets, following a successful first installation on ‘Bow Clipper’ during scheduled dry docking in August. 02 Oct 2015