March 19, 2015

ABB Finland wins USD 60 million propulsion system order

A vessel equipped with the Azipod propulsion system uses up to 20 per cent less fuel than traditional propulsion systems.
A vessel equipped with the Azipod propulsion system uses up to 20 per cent less fuel than traditional propulsion systems.
ABB

ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has been awarded a contract worth more than 60 million US dollars to deliver fuel-saving Azipod propulsion systems to two Norwegian Cruise Line vessels. The cruise vessels will be constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.

The propulsion systems will be manufactured at ABB’s Finnish plants in Vuosaari and Hamina. ABB Finland will also deliver complete electric power plants, generators and drives for the cruise ships. The systems will be delivered between 2018 and 2019. 

A vessel equipped with the Azipod propulsion system uses up to 20 per cent less fuel than traditional propulsion systems.

“ABB designed the Azipod XO concept to reduce ship lifecycle costs and increase the profitability of vessels. This repeat order with Meyer Werft, the world’s leading cruise ship builder, is a validation of the customer value our flagship propulsion solution delivers,” says ABB’s senior vice president Juha Koskela.

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