ABB wins marine orders worth US$45 millionNews // June 11, 2009
ABB has won orders worth around US$45 million in the first quarter to supply six new vessels with electric propulsion systems, power systems and drilling drive systems at shipyards in South Korea and Japan.
ABB’s claims that its electric propulsion systems are more efficient than traditional diesel mechanical solutions; they help customers optimize performance and save fuel while significantly reducing emissions. They also allow more flexible use of space on board.
ABB’s Marine business supplies these environmentally friendly propulsion systems, as well as reliable, energy-efficient power and propulsion systems and global services for offshore drilling and support vessels.
The contracts include an agreement with STX Norway Electro for deliveries to four PSVs to be built by Universal Shipbuilding Corporation in Japan for Sanco Shipping. ABB will supply electric propulsion systems that include transformers, variable-speed drives and electric motors.
A contract to deliver power systems and drilling drives systems for two new drill ships to be built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for Schahin and Etesco. ABB will provide power systems, including generators and high-voltage distribution system, as well as electric drilling and propulsion drive systems.