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    ABB bringing predictive capabilities of big data for shipping industry with latest update of Remote Diagnostic Services [Mar 2017] ABB is deepening its analytical and predictive approach to vessel maintenance with the latest upgrade of its Remote Diagnostic Service (RDS). ABB is one of the leading advocates of the digitalization of shipping and has already launched Integrated Operation Centers in Asia,
    ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software to enhance safety and efficiency for new Greenland Heavylift vessels [Feb 2017] ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software will improve the safety and efficiency of four new semi-submersible heavy lift vessels, using weather and loading data to plot the optimal route. The ships, owned by Greenland Heavylift Holdings, will transport gigantic cargoes such as oil rigs and jack-up rigs,
    MV WERFTEN selects ABB propulsion, automation and marine software for five new Genting vessels [Jan 2017] ABB will supply the complete power, propulsion and automation package for a series of new cruise vessels being built by MV WERFTEN for Genting Hong Kong brands Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises. The three Crystal Cruises’ luxury “Endeavor Class” mega-yachts will feature a Polar Class 6
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    ABB, Preventive Maintenance achieves 202% Return on Investment for turbochargers [Oct 2016] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has announced study results which show a 202% return on investment (ROI) from using ABB Preventive Maintenance. The new study indicates that the payback of preventive maintenance is immediate, while the Net Present Value - a measure of profitability
    ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software improves safety and efficiency of TPI Megaline vessel [Oct 2016] The Korean heavy lift company TPI Megaline has selected ABB’s predictive OCTOPUS marine software to ensure safe and efficient operations on one of its vessels. Mega Caravan transports huge loads such as oil rigs and drill ships, ABB’s software will assist the ship’s officers so the vessel is not subject to dynamic weather and accelerations.
    ABB’s new Azipod XL shortlisted for award only weeks after launch [Sep 2016] The linear flow Azipod XL has been nominated for a prestigious award for its fuel saving qualities only weeks after ABB launched the new model. Its benefits will be considered in the Environmental Initiative category of the 2016 Seatrade Cruise Awards. Azipod thrusters have already been credited with saving the maritime industry 700,000 tonnes of
    FPERFECt II - Second phase brings additional partners for piston free LNG container vessel [Sep 2016] Project partners GTT, CMA CGM (and its subsidiary CMA Ships) and DNV GL signed a cooperation agreement with new project participants ABB, the Caterpillar company Solar Turbines, and OMT for phase two of the highly successful PERFECt project.
    First ABB digital application for MXP turbocharger self-service maintenance [Sep 2016] The first digital application for condition-based maintenance of an ABB turbocharger has been developed for the new marine auxiliary turbocharger, MXPTM. Presented to the global marine industry at SMM 2016 in Hamburg, the MXP app is the first time ABB Turbocharging has developed a solution fully enabling ‘self-service’
    ABB rolls out most comprehensive maritime software platform [Sep 2016] ABB has launched an updated maritime software analytics platform that is the most comprehensive on offer to the shipping industry. The system brings together ABB’s EMMA and OCTOPUS applications into one software suite, under the banner OCTOPUS. For the first time external information,
    ABB’s Marine Academy launches arctic course in response to strong demand [Aug 2016] ABB has launched a new arctic course for deck officers in response to strong demand from the ice-going vessel segment. The course has been developed in cooperation with customers and will provide deep understanding of the operational principles of diesel-electric Azipod vessels, taking into account vessel safety, environmental
    ABB increases ship connectivity by opening its first Integrated Operations Center in Asia [Jun 2016] ABB is opening a new integrated Operations Center in Singapore, the third facility of its type, which will allow the company’s expert engineers to follow the sun across the globe. Typically, at the end of the working day, the Singapore Center will handover to colleagues in Norway and Finland and
    ABB to power world’s largest emission-free electric ferries and deliver first automated shore-side charging station [Jun 2016] ABB will supply the complete power and propulsion systems for two HH Ferries Group vessels to become the world´s largest emission-free electric ferries. The modernizations utilize turnkey ABB solutions including batteries, an energy storage control system and Onboard DC Grid technology.
    ABB’s Marine Software to help ensure safe passage of entire Cosco Heavy Transport fleet [May 2016] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will supply its onboard motion monitoring and forecasting system to the Xiang Rui Kou heavy lift vessel, meaning the entire fleet of Cosco Heavy Transport now benefits from the software. The system that will be installed is a mixed software and
    OEM suppliers favored by 87% for reduced downtime and better parts availability [May 2016] An independent study for ABB Turbocharging found that 87% of organizations work only or mostly with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for maintenance support and spare parts procurement. Key benefits cited were: reduced downtime and better parts availability according
    Shipping industry to be benefit from ABB’s new Helsinki Integrated Operations Center [May 2016] ABB is continuing to leverage the increased connectivity of the shipping industry by opening a second Integrated Operations Center. The facility in Helsinki will serve the Passenger, Cargo and Icegoing vessel sectors and it comes after the successful launch of similar facility in Billingstad,
    ABB’s Azipod D to power new generation of discovery cruiser [Apr 2016] ABB’s Azipod D will power the luxurious 10-deck discovery cruiser Scenic Eclipse to some of the world’s most remote destinations. Built to Polar Class 6 the vessel will have the ability to navigate the summer waters of Polar Regions. The ship’s two 3 MW Azipod units will allow it to reach destinations previously off limits for large passenger vessels,
    ABB’s Azipod D propulsion scoops European Marine Engineering Award [Apr 2016] European Marine Engineering Award 2016 for Azipod D recognizes innovation and originality in auxiliary machineryABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a European Marine Engineering Award, acknowledging the innovation behind the new Azipod D electric propulsion solution, launched in 2015.
    ABB wins key contract to electrify new Norwegian hybrid car ferry [Apr 2016] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will supply the power system for a hybrid car ferry serving an important passenger route in Norway. Designed with flexibility in mind, the vessel will run as a hybrid but can be modified to run as a full electric ferry with shore charging system.
    ABB Turbocharging optimizes service network across 8 countries [Mar 2016] ABB Turbocharging, part of the leading power and automation technology group, has made major investments at key service locations through 2015 resulting in tangible enhancements to its global maintenance and repair network for 2016 and beyond. The company opened completely new service locations in Amman (Jordan),
    ABB to power new Crystal Cruises 'Exclusive Class' ship [Mar 2016] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a wide scope of orders to deliver propulsion systems for two new cruise ships to be built by the Lloyd Werft Group in Germany, for Crystal Cruises’ ‘Exclusive Class’ announced last year. ABB will deliver four of its acclaimed Azipod XO units -
    ABB adds to maritime fuel saving product range with introduction of Dynamic AC concept [Feb 2016] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is launching a new Dynamic AC (DAC) concept that optimizes engine speed, leading to significant fuel savings. It joins a number of established ABB products, such as Azipod propulsion and the Onboard DC Grid, which maximize energy efficiency for vessel owners.
    ABB’s Azipod propulsion selected for a 100+ meter long luxury superyacht [Feb 2016] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will deliver electrical propulsion and power systems to a new luxury superyacht. The 100+ meter LOA vessel, Zoza (working title), is scheduled for delivery in 2018 and will be built by Benetti shipyard in Livorno, Italy.
    ABB’s new Azipod D and energy storage solution to feature on two high tech specialized offshore vessels [Feb 2016] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will supply the power, propulsion and energy storage solution for two of the most innovative vessels operating in the offshore oil and gas sector. The specialized vessels require an advanced propulsion and power generation system
    ABB technology to help vessels operate safely 5 kilometers below sea level [Feb 2016] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will provide the technology that will help three vessels safely carry out construction and maintenance tasks up to 5 kilometers under water. The vessels will be equipped with ABB’s OCTOPUS software that uses sensors and the Internet of Things, Services and People (IoTSP)
    ABB powered LNG ice-going carrier launched [Jan 2016] The first of a series of Azipod powered LNG ice-going carriers, set to transport its cargo from Siberia to Europe and Asia, has been launched. Constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea, it is the most powerful LNG carrier in the world. The vessel will be prepared for commissioning startup of the ABB equipment from beginning of March.
    ABB Turbocharger upgrade boosts Return on Investment to 64% [Jan 2016] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced study results1 showing a 64% return on investment from turbocharger upgrades. The increased revenue resulting from higher engine output of three engines in a power plant accumulated to approximately $537,000 per year, and in addition,
    The attractions of Azipod propulsion [Jan 2016] Destined for installation on board one of the highest profile cruise ship deliveries scheduled for 2016, the latest Azipod XO podded propulsion recently departed from the ABB factory in Helsinki. The unit, which commands 20.5 MW of power, is pictured under transfer from ABB’s Vuosaari Harbour plant to the dockside for loading,
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    ABB chosen by Dynagas Ltd to optimize turbocharger service [Dec 2015] ABB Turbocharging, the leading provider for the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines, has signed a long-term Maintenance Management Agreement (MMA) with Dynagas Ltd. The service contract covers all Dynagas TFDE (tri-fuel diesel electric) vessels:
    ABB to provide power, propulsion and automation for world’s most advanced port icebreaker [Dec 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will provide the power, automation and turbocharging capabilities for the most advanced port icebreaker ever built. It will maximize fuel efficiency and manoeuvrability by including four Azipod thrusters,
    ABB to Power Futuristic Hybrid Ferry on Norwegian Fjords [Dec 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will provide the technology integral to one of the most innovative ship designs ever seen on the Norwegian fjords. The ferry will couple its striking appearance with ABB’s cutting edge maritime hybrid solution. The vessel’s concept has been named Seasight by the shipbuilder Brødrene Aa.
    ABB’s new generation of Azipod to boost efficiency and flexibility for mega-crane vessel [Dec 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will supply the entire electric system to provide power throughout the vessel and five high performance Azipod propulsion units for the 175-meter long Chinese mega-crane vessel, Hua Tian Long. It has a gross tonnage of approximately 42,500 and
    ABB’s New Integrated Operations Center Heralds New Era of Interaction between Maritime Industry and Internet of Things [Nov 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has unveiled a new Integrated Operations Center which allows ship owners to take greater control of their fleet from shore. From the center, situated in Billingstad in Norway,
    Carnival Corporation’s new vessels to sail with ABB’s Azipod propulsion [Nov 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a repeat order worth US $60 million to deliver complete electrical power plants and Azipod® XO fuel-saving electric propulsion systems for Carnival Corporation´s two new cruise vessels. ABB`s delivery will also include generators, main switchboards,
    ABB Steps Up Marine R&D with New Lab [Oct 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation group, has strengthened its commitment to research and development in the marine sector by opening a new laboratory. Situated in Helsinki, next to the Azipod® factory, it will bring together all ABB’s offerings for the shipping industry under one roof. ABB has invested significant funds in the scheme,
    Potential for reduced fuel costs & flexible operation; study examines improvement potential in diesel electric LNG carrier propulsion [Oct 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has disclosed details of a comprehensive study from DNV-GL R&D examining the potential for efficiency improvements of dual fuel diesel electric (DFDE) propulsion.
    ABB invests in most advanced cable laying vessel for subsea installation and service [Sep 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has ordered the world’s most advanced cable-laying vessel to boost the capacity of its submarine cable operations while achieving greater efficiency and precision. The new ship will be custom-built to ABB specifications and
    ABB Turbocharging wins global marine service contracts covering 400 units [Sep 2015] Baden, Switzerland, September 16, 2015: ABB Turbocharging, has signed long-term service agreements with three leading marine and offshore transport firms covering a total of 400 turbochargers globally. The service contracts span a period of several years and include turbocharger monitoring,
    ABB to optimize routes of giant Maersk Line container ships [Aug 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation group, is working with MeteoGroup to equip 140 container ships from Maersk Line with advisory software to optimize routes, boost maritime safety and protect precious cargo based on factors including the hull design and the weather; helping them avoid conditions that could be harmful to the ship,
    ABB’s Azipod D electric propulsion named Innovation of the Year [Jun 2015] Latest addition to ABB’s electric propulsion offering is recognized for pushing boundaries and contributing to further expansion of electric propulsion. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been awarded the Innovation of the Year Award for the recently introduced Azipod D electric propulsion product at
    The new ABB marine drive for electrical propulsion [Jun 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, launches a new propulsion drive. The NektonDrive helps vessels to use electrical power more efficiently and to lower environmental impact in a sustainable way. The NektonDrive is a low voltage variable speed drive specially designed for demanding marine applications.
    ABB turbochargers improve engine efficiency of world’s largest container ships [Apr 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has designed turbochargers powering the largest ships in the world. First came the China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) Globe with capacity of 19,100 TEU completing its maiden voyage in February 2015.
    Energy efficient sailing for AIDA with ABB’s EMMA advisory suite [Apr 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will deliver energy monitoring and management system EMMA to German-based cruise operator AIDA’s entire fleet consisting of 10 vessels. The EMMA advisory suite, already installed on six of AIDA’s cruise ships, is a decision-support tool to minimize the overall energy costs
    ABB unveils newest Azipod thruster to growing electric propulsion market [Mar 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today introduced a new addition, Azipod D, to its line of Azipod electric propulsion offering. This new product will allow a wider range of vessel types to benefit from the proven reliability and flexibility that have made Azipod the leading propulsion system across numerous ship types.
    ABB’s Azipod propulsion selected for world’s largest civilian hospital ship [Mar 2015] ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, will deliver electrical propulsion and power systems to a new flagship hospital vessel for the Mercy Ships organization. The vessel, Atlantic Mercy (working title) will be built by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation at the Tianjin Xingang Shipyard and scheduled for delivery in 2017.
    ABB wins $60 million repeat Azipod order [Mar 2015] ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has been awarded a contract worth $60 million to deliver Azipod ® propulsion and power systems to two Norwegian Cruise Line vessels. The Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships will be built by MEYER WERFT of Germany and delivered in Q2 2018 and Q4 2019.
    ABB’s marine solutions to boost efficiency, reliability and flexibility of Tallink’s first LNG-powered fast ferry [Mar 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced that the company has won an order to deliver complete electric power plant, electrical propulsion systems and an energy management solution for Estonia-based Tallink Grupp´s new liquefied natural gas powered fast ferry.
    ABB advisory selected to boost fuel efficiency of Pioneer Marine’s new bulk carriers [Feb 2015] Amarcon, an ABB Group company, today announced that the company will deliver SEEMP-compliant OCTOPUS-Onboard fuel monitoring systems for 12 Handysize bulk carriers that will be built by YangZhou GuoYu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd and delivered to the Singapore based owner Pioneer Marine Inc. in 2015 and 2016.
    ABB wins milestone contract with China’s leading LNG shipyard [Feb 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it will deliver advanced electrical propulsion systems for four LNG carriers under construction by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. The LNG vessels are a joint venture between China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC),
    ABB generates record Azipod orders in 2014 on icegoing and cruise ships demand [Jan 2015] ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has received record levels of new orders for the marine part of the group’s business, driven by solid growth in demand for electrical propulsion systems especially in the cruise and ice-going segments. In 2014,
    ABB wins marine orders for Star Cruises luxury vessels built at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg [Jan 2015] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $60 million to deliver complete electrical power plant and propulsion systems for two new luxury vessels for Star Cruises operated by Genting HongKong and to be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
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    ABB Turbocharging reduces overhaul time to one day with new Tromsø Service Point [Dec 2014] Launching its most northerly Service Point in Tromsø, Norway, ABB Turbocharging reduces customer overhaul turn-around time from as much as one week down to a day. The launch of this Service Point on December 11, 2014 has allowed ABB Turbocharging to further meet customer requirements as it
    DongBang and OHT select OCTOPUS advisory solution [Dec 2014] Amarcon, an ABB Group company, today announced that the company will deliver OCTOPUS-Onboard vessel advisory solutions to a total of three vessels owned by Norwegian oil service company OHT AS and Korean heavy cargo transporter DongBang. The information and control system will support
    ABB Turbocharging celebrates 25th anniversary in Dubai, United Arab Emirates [Oct 2014] ABB Turbocharging in Dubai was established in 1989 and is today a regional service station catering to marine and diesel power plant customers. ABB Turbocharging is celebrating its 25th anniversary in UAE today. Established in 1989 in Dubai, ABB has grown to become a fully-fledged service station capable of
    ABB Turbocharging lands Maintenance Contract in Norway’s Offshore Sector [Sep 2014] \Agreement for servicing of turbochargers aboard four of its vessels, ensuring on-time servicing at agreed prices with a minimum of administration. ABB Turbocharging has announced a further success for its MMA Maintenance Management Agreement, which gives turbocharger end users desiring close service support the chance to
    Hapag-Lloyd extends 9-year Maintenance Management Agreement with ABB Turbocharging [Sep 2014] Hapag-Lloyd has extended its longstanding maintenance agreement with ABB Turbocharging in Germany for a further year. The agreement extends a relationship that has existed since 2005. ABB announced that Hapag-Lloyd, one of Germany’s biggest ship owners and operators based in Hamburg,
    ABB to maintain all turbochargers in Prestige Cruise line fleet [Aug 2014] ABB announced that it has signed 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. The contract provides global access to maintenance services for the turbochargers to ensure their continued safe and reliable operation.
    ABB wins order for Arctic ice-going LNG carriers [Jun 2014] ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has secured a contract to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for the first of 16 Yamal LNG carriers. The contract, which includes options to equip 15 further vessels, is part of a project to transport LNG from the Yamal peninsula in Northwest Siberia to Asia and Europe.
    ABB: Tests confirm up to 27 percent fuel savings on ships from Onboard DC Grid [Jun 2014] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today released third-party verification that its Onboard DC Grid helps vessels reduce their fuel consumption, cut noise and trim their environmental impact The measurements and tests, conducted by Pon Power in collaboration with ABB
    ABB Turbocharging at Posidonia 2014, Hall 2, Stand 2.211 [May 2014] ABB Turbocharging, a global leader in the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for two- and four-stroke engines, announced today that it will be participating at Posidonia 2014, the world's most prestigious maritime event. The event which takes place in Athens from 2nd to 6th June attracts a broad range of visitors from the international shipping
    ABB wins over $20 million orders in first quarter for offshore vessels [May 2014] Advanced power system maximizes operational flexibility and safety for new generation vessels - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won contracts worth in excess of $20 million to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for two next generation offshore vessels.
    ABB to supply electric power plant and propulsion units for a Finnish icebreaker [May 2014] ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has secured a new order to supply electric power plant and Azipod propulsion units for one ice breaker vessel built for Finnish Transport Agency (FTA) at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. The competitive bidding was done between several suppliers.
    ABB´s remote crane operator workstation wins prestigious “red dot award” [Apr 2014] Award for the tabletop unit of ABB’s new remote crane operator station, which is a crucial part of ABB’s crane operation solution that enables increased productivity and provides improved working environment for crane operators. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been awarded the prestigious “red dot award” 2014
    ABB Turbocharging Service Point opens at Drydocks World [Apr 2014] The new Turbocharging Service Point will promote sharing of mutual benefits to enhance business of both companies, ensure enhanced turbocharger service to customers in the yard, and offer one-stop ABB turbocharger solutions at Drydocks World and Maritime World. ABB’s large global Service Network will also support Drydocks World.
    ABB Electrical controls System Supply wins order for Arctic ice-going LNG carriers [Mar 2014] ABB’s scope of supply includes turbochargers, generators, switchboards, transformers, electric drives, propulsion control and the Azipod® propulsion units that will power the vessels through the arctic conditions. Such vessel on which the Azipod propulsion units install will become the most powerful LNG carrier in the world.
    ABB wins energy management systems order for Balearia ferry [Mar 2014] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from Spanish ferry operator Balearia to supply energy management systems for one of its largest vessels. ABB’s advisory software will be installed onboard the ferry Martin i Soler, with an option to extend the project to two further vessels in the Balearia fleet.
    Advanced PLC-controlled drive systems propel specialized offshore support vessels to new performance levels [Mar 2014] Modular liquid-cooled drives and PLCs from ABB have been included in VARD ELECTRO’s innovative, application-specific propulsion and thruster power solutions for offshore supply vessels. The electric motor propulsion technology designed by VARD ELECTRO is used on a series of six PSVs
    ABB to supply Shore to Ship Power (S2S) system to Color Line ro-pax [Feb 2014] ABB, a leading global provider of innovative, reliable, safe and environmentally-friendly power and energy solutions, is to supply a complete S2S system to Color Line’s ro-pax ferry, SuperSpeed1. The 34,231 tons gross SuperSpeed1, built by Aker Finnyards at Rauma in Finland, has been in service on the Kristiansand
    ABB wins $55 million submarine AC power cable contract in the UK [Feb 2014] ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $55 million to supply a submarine AC (alternating current) power cable system for a new wind farm, located off the coast of Norfolk. The underwater cables will feed the electricity generated by the 400-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm into
    [Jan 2014]: ABB is granted Approval in Principle for Onboard DC Grid concept by ABS ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, was granted Approval in Principal (AIP) for the Onboard DC Grid power distribution system by classification society ABS. ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) is a leading classification society to the maritime industry and headquartered in Houston, USA.
    [Jan 2014]: ABB signs cooperation agreement with NAPA for vessel advisory solutions ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has signed a cooperation agreement with NAPA, the leading software house supplying solutions for ship design and operation. ABB and NAPA will cooperate to offer the NAPA Loading Computer and the electronic NAPA Logbook.
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