Monday, August 26, 2019
Maritime News

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...

August 26, 2019
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Maritime News

ABB Claims Greater Fuel Efficiency with New Azipod Propulsion Line

  Swiss-based power and automation company ABB is launching a new version of its popular Azipod propulsion unit that it says is up to 10 percent more efficient than existing...

September 7, 2016
Total Views: 126

Monday, June 8, 2015
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Engineering News

Inside the Home of ABB Azipods [IMAGES]

With the roll-out of ABB’s Azipod “D” series of gearless thruster this past March, I decided to make my way over to Helsinki to see where and how these impressive machines...

June 8, 2015
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Maritime News

ABB Introduces New ‘Azipod D’ Electric Thruster

Swiss-based power and automation group ABB has introduced a new addition to its line of Azipod propulsion systems to the growing electric propulsion market. ABB says the new product, known...

March 24, 2015
Total Views: 126

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
News

ABB Wins Repeat Azipod Order from Norwegian Cruise Lines

Swiss-based power and automation technology company ABB says it has been awarded a contract worth $60 million to deliver Azipod propulsion and power systems to two Norwegian Cruise Line vessels...

March 17, 2015
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Engineering News

Building an ABB Azipod [TIME LAPSE]

Ever had to pull apart one of ABB’s Azipods? The following video might look familiar then.  These huge externally-mounted high voltage thrusters provide propulsion power to ships around the world including...

September 3, 2014
Total Views: 10

Monday, May 12, 2014
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Maritime News

Giant Whirling Ice Smashers

The Finnish Transport Agency’s new 19MW icebreaker ordered from Arctech Helsinki Shipyard this past February will be outfitted with three of ABB’s heavy duty Azipods according to a press release today....

May 12, 2014
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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Engineering News

Megayacht Powered by Azipods? Yup.

Not only does she have a pair of ABB Azipods installed, but this Perini Navi-built yacht is even outfitted with a Dynamic Positioning system. Named Grace E, the 73m Picchiotti...

March 4, 2014
Total Views: 101

Friday, December 6, 2013
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Engineering News

ABB Wins Landmark Azipod Order

ABB announced today a $180 million order to deliver complete electrical power plants and Azipod XO propulsion systems for six new cruise liners.  With this latest deal, ABB notes this is...

December 6, 2013
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Engines

ABB Azipods Ordered for New Russian Icebreakers

Russia’s State Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (SMRCC) has two new rescue and salvage icebreakers under construction at Nordic Yards GmbH in Germany. Powering the ships through ice up to one...

September 25, 2013
Total Views: 47

Saturday, October 20, 2012
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Engineering News

Azipods Chosen by Swire Pacific for Windfarm Installation Vessels

ABB recently delivered four Azipod C propulsion systems for the Blue Ocean II Wind Turbine Installation Vessel built by Samsung Shipyard in Korea. This is a repeat order from Samsung...

October 20, 2012
Total Views: 13

Monday, October 1, 2012
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Engineering News

ABB’s Azipod Technology Bound for the Russian Arctic in Latest $35 Million Order

ABB announced today the winning of a $35 million order from the Baltic Shipyard Ltd to supply Azipod propulsion and associated distribution systems for a new 25 megawatt (MW) diesel-electric icebreaker under...

October 1, 2012
Total Views: 3