ABB completes delivery for the world’s most advanced icebreaking LNG carrier fleet

Press Release - Final vessel in 15-ship series enters service for Yamal LNG project ahead of schedule, powered by ABB’s leading-edge technology Yakov Gakkel, owned by joint venture between Teekay LNG Partners and China LNG Partners, joins a fleet of 15 specially designed tankers transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) year-round from one of Russia’s most significant export … [Read more...]

Azipod-Equipped Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel Reaches North Pole

The Norwegian Coast Guard vessel KV Svalbard Nordpolen has become the first Norwegian ship to reach the North Pole. Built in 2001, the KV Svalbard is a relatively small icebreaker equipped with ABB's Azipod® propulsion system, making it the first first ever Azipod-powered ship to reach the North Pole. According to the Norwegian Coast Guard, the vessel reached 90 degrees … [Read more...]

ABB opens Marine Service Center in Russia in support of growing Arctic maritime industries

Press Release - ABB - The newly inaugurated center will support ABB’s ship power, propulsion and automation technologies and expand service capabilities for ice-going vessels The new Marine Service Center builds on a decade of local ABB services in support of ice-going vessels and relies on a strong core of engineering expertise in Murmansk. In 2009, ABB’s engineers … [Read more...]

ABB to enable world’s first hydrogen-powered river vessel

Press Release - ABB will provide a power and propulsion solution for a newbuild vessel operating along the Rhône river in France to run entirely on hydrogen fuel cells ABB strengthens its position as the marine market’s frontrunner on hydrogen fuel cell technology through its role in FLAGSHIPS, the EU-funded initiative to deploy commercially operated zero-emission vessels … [Read more...]

Niagra Falls Tour Boat Operator Orders Battery-Powered Vessels

Niagra Falls tour boat operator Maid of the Mist has placed an order for the first all-electric, zero-emission vessels to be built in the United States. The two new passenger vessels will be powered entirely by high-capacity, lithium-ion battery packs supplied by Swiss technology and power company ABB.  The two new vessels are already under construction at … [Read more...]