ABB Wins Marine Contracts
ABB has signed contracts totaling some US$80 million to supply propulsion and electrical power plant systems for ten new marine vessels from several leading shipbuilders and ship owners.
A new cruise vessel for Norwegian Cruise Line will be built at Meyer Werft shipyards of Papenburg, Germany. The ABB contract scope includes two Azipod propulsion systems rated at 19.5 MW each, generators for the main power plant and medium-voltage distribution system, plus an integrated alarm, monitoring and control system. The vessel, rated at 93 000 tons and with a passenger capacity of 2376 lower berths, is scheduled for delivery in early 2007.
Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. has awarded ABB a contract to supply complete electrical propulsion systems for six 153 000 m3 liquefied natural gas carriers. Four vessels will be owned by AP Möller and two by K-Line. All will be built in South Korea, with deliveries from late 2007 to late 2008.
Ulstein Verft in Norway has awarded ABB a contract to supply electrical propulsion systems for two offshore support vessels being built for Group Bourbon and Island Offshore for delivery in late 2005 and spring 2006. And, Aker Langsten AS in Norway has contracted with ABB for an electrical propulsion system for one offshore support vessel being built for Simon Møkster Shipping AS for delivery in late 2005.