ABB to power largest German built cruise ships

10 Feb 2011

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.

Each 143,500gt newbuilding will be able to carry more than 4,000 passengers, which makes them the biggest cruise liners ever built in Germany. ABB’s delivery will help maximize fuel efficiency, improve manoeuvrability and also provide a power supply for propulsion and ship onboard consumption.

The order includes power generation and distribution systems, thruster motors, and two 17.5MW propulsion systems including transformers, drives and Azipod XO propulsion units.

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