ABB along with South Korea’s Haemin Heavy Industries shipyard, shake their hands in order to develop region’s first domestic zero-emissions ferry.
Following their agreeement, ABB from its side will offer a complete power and propulsion solution for Busan Port Authority’s first all-electric passenger ferry.
Through this initiative, South Korean authorities plan to get closer to their environmental commitment.
To remind, the region goals to see 140 state-owned conventionally powered vessels, replaced with those operating on cleaner alternatives by 2030, in line with environmental legislation.
“Our agreement with Haemin represents a major advance in the local market, supporting South Korea’s plans for sustainable shipping, as part of our strategy for reducing global vessel emissions. Sustainability is a key part of the value that we create for all of our stakeholders and the new partnership with Haemin is an example of how we enable a low-carbon society and help preserve resources.”
…as Juha Koskela, Division President, ABB Marine & Ports stated.
Under their collaboration, ABB will deliver an end-to-end electric power and propulsion solution for the twin-hulled ferry, which is due for delivery in 2022.
Specifically, the 40-meter catamaran ferry will have the capacity to carry up to 100 passengers and five crewmembers and will operate between Busan’s North and South ports, taking about one hour to complete a return journey with an average operating speed of 13 knots (24 km/h).
Concluding, Busan-based shipbuilder Haemin, which specializes in lightweight environmentally-friendly vessels, and ABB have also signed an agreement to collaborate on further vessel projects in the future.