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Rickmers opts for energy saving system

BB to supply energy management systems for five multi-purpose vessel Power and automation technology group ABB is to supply advisory systems for dynamic trim optimization and fleet management solutions for five multi-purpose vessels to German shipowner Rickmers Group in Germany.ABB's trim optimization system dynamically measures the actual trim and advises the crew on optimal floating position of the ship with easy-to-understand and user-friendly displays. All data generated onboard is transferred to a web-based application for vessel benchmarking. That provides the management onshore with full visibility of the fleet's energy consumption, as all systems are connected together by ABB's solution.ABB expanded its portfolio of solutions for Vessel Information and Control systems in 2011. They consist of a broad range of marine advisory and fleet management solutions, integrated automation, vessel management and control systems, and marine instrumentation and sensors, all of which help to optimize vessel operations and performance, improve energy efficiency, onboard equipment reliability and availability, and operational safety."With current fuel prices, the estimated payback of the system is less than a year" says Mikko Lepistö, Advisory Systems manager for ABB's Marine and Cranes business. "Through industry experience and tests on-board we are certain that our trim optimization system can help ...

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ABB wins order for energy management systems for five multi-purpose vessels

Energy and fleet management systems will improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won an order from Rickmers Group in Germany to supply advisory systems for dynamic trim optimization and fleet man agement solutions for five multi-purpose vessels. Trim optimization means ballasting or loading the ship to achieve the floating position that consumes the least propulsion power.The operator of the vessels, Rickmers-Linie, a leading global specialist for the ocean transportation of break-bulk, heavy lift and project cargo ships, and deliveries for large-scale projects, is a member of the Hamburg based Rickmers Group.ABB's delivery will help the ship management teams to operate the vessels in the most efficient way to save fuel at maximum level. ABB will supply trim optimization systems, energy management systems and fleet management solutions. ABB's trim optimization system dynamically measures the actual trim and advises the crew on optimal floating position of the ship with easy-to-understand and user-friendly displays. All data generated onboard is transferred to a cloud based application for vessel benchmarking. That provides the management onshore with full visibility of the fleet's energy consumption, as all systems are connected together by ABB's solution.The delivered solutions are part ...

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ABB wins long-term service contract from Carnival to improve energy efficiency

Long-term Azipod maintenance agreement for 20 ships will improve energy efficiency by 2.5 to 4 ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a long-term service contract from Carnival Corporation to maintain and upgrade ABB's Azipod equipment over the next 15 years for 20 ships in their fleet, cutting costs by as much as $1 million a year per ship.Carnival is the world's largest cruise ship operator and has 20 cruise vessels with Azipod propulsion systems. ABB's energy efficient Azipod uses less fuel than traditional systems, and provides better maneuverability in all operating conditions. The upgrades are projected to improve the already high energy efficiency of Azipod units by 2.5 to 4 percent."Customers in all industries are looking at ways to reduce overall lifecycle costs and make such costs more predictable, while continuing to improve equipment performance," said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB's Process Automation division. "We provide a full portfolio of services, including ongoing technology upgrades and dependable maintenance support to help extend the life of equipment, and ensure that it runs at the highest energy efficiency levels possible."The service contract covers technology and energy efficiency upgrades for all Azipod systems and propulsion condition monitoring for all ...

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Ship Scrapping Recycle Circuit Boards, Electronic Equipment

The entire e-scrap recycling process is controlled by ABB Boliden is currently ramping up a new plant adjacent to its existing electronic scrap recycling facility at the Rönnskär copper smelter in northern Sweden - an expansion that will almost triple recycling capacity from 45,000 metric tons to 120,000 metric tons a year, making it the largest e-scrap recycling facility in the world.

Rönnskär is an integrated metallurgical complex, which smelts and refines metals from mined copper concentrates and from recyclable materials like metal shred and electronic scrap.E-scrap comes from computers, mobile phones, circuit boards and other electronic equipment and contains metals such as copper, gold and silver.

The pre-sorted and pre-shredded e-scrap is smelted at Rönnskär using Boliden's proprietary Kaldo furnace technology. After smelting, the molten metals are transferred to the adjoining production lines for processing into high-grade products.ABB has played a significant role in the Kaldo plant expansion and at the Rönnskär complex as a whole. For the new Kaldo plant, ABB has supplied a comprehensive range of process-critical power and automation technologies, including the process control system.The entire e-scrap recycling process is controlled by ABB's 800xA Extended Automation System, and includes customized features such as remote operation of the process ...

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ABB wins $60 million marine order for energy efficient propulsion system

For two new cruise ships to be built in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $60 million to provide complete power and propulsion systems for two new cruise ships to be built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. at their shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, for German cruise line operator AIDA.ABB's delivery will help the ships to maximize their fuel efficiency, speed and maneuverability, as well as to provide a reliable power supply to improve the availability of onboard equipment. Each of the 125,000 ton cruise ships will have a passenger capacity of 3,250. The new ships are scheduled for delivery in March 2015 and March 2016."ABB's comprehensive solutions for our ship operating customers include the most technologically advanced and energy efficient propulsion systems to help ships improve their maneuverability while using less fuel," said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB's Process Automation division. "We also provide reliable and efficient power systems needed to keep all onboard systems running at all times for optimum safety and passenger comfort."ABB will supply complete electrical systems for both ships; including generators, and transformers for propulsion, engine room and distribution, frequency converters, bow thruster motors, ...

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ABB to provide energy management system for new Viking Line ferry

Target for zero marine emissions ABB has won an order to provide an energy management system for one of the world's most environmentally-friendly cruise ferries, which is due to be delivered to Viking Line in 2013. The ship is being built in Finland at the STX Yard in Turku. The new cruise ferry, a 218 meter vessel with a top speed of 22 knots, will have the capacity to carry 2,800 passengers and will serve the route connecting Turku, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. In line with Viking Line's environmental commitments, the new generation ferry will use liquefied natural gas as its fuel, which will be a first for a passenger vessel of this size. Through efficient use of this fuel, the ship will have extremely low emissions and virtually zero marine emissions.Viking Line chose ABB's energy management system for marine applications software - EMMA, which is a part of ABB's marine automation and control offering, to help manage energy-related processes, practices and decisions on the new ferry, to use fuel efficiently from the very first day of operation."One of the top priorities at Viking Line is to lower the emissions and fuel consumption on our fleet . We were looking ...

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‘Cold Ironing’ confusion lifted

This allows the vessel to shut down its diesel engines thereby cutting all airborne emissions Confusion around a global standard over shore-to-ship electrical connections has recently been addressed by the publication of the IEC 'Publicly Available Standard' (IEC/ISO/IEEE 60092-510).This is aimed at ensuring global compatibility for connections, communication and protection, a leading engineering company said.UK-based ABB Marine and Cranes is promoting what it sees as the huge environmental and commercial benefits in the use of shore-to-ship high voltage electrical connection technology.Also known as 'cold ironing' and 'alternative marine power' this is essentially the port operator providing a connection to the local electricity network for the vessel.This allows the vessel to shut down its diesel engines thereby cutting all airborne emissions (CO2, plus other emissions such as NOx, SOx and particulate matter).In addition to the significant benefit to the environment, a reduction in noise pollution and vibration is realised, which has a positive effect on local communities, ABB said.Stuart Melling, ABB Marine and Crane business unit account manager said "This development removes some of the uncertainty a port and vessel operator would have around investing in this technology. The environmental benefits are clear, most of our customers accept this but also ...

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ABB’s shore-to-ship power solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Swedish port

Up to seven ships can be supplied with reliable shore-side electricity to reduce emissions ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from Ystad Hamn, the port authority of the city of Ystad in southern Sweden, to build the complete electrical onshore infrastructure to simultaneously power multiple vessels while berthed.The shore-to-ship power solutions enable vessels docked in the port to draw all the electricity needed for operating their onboard systems, including ventilation and cooling, from the local power network. The use of shore-side power allows ships to shut off their diesel engines while docked in port. This results in reductions in greenhouse gas and noise emissions as well as vibrations, improving environmental conditions for people in and around the port. It also allows an opportunity window for maintenance work on the engines.ABB pioneered the shore connection technology using frequency converters to adapt the shore-side power frequency of 50 Hz (hertz) to the 60 Hz system frequency as is the case with most vessels. The new installation will comprise five berths and offer flexibility to simultaneously supply power to vessels with 50 Hz and 60 Hz system frequencies. With a rating of 6.25 MVA (mega-volt-ampere) for 60 ...

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ABB to promote ‘cold ironing’ in UK

Technology for cutting all airborne emissions ABB Marine and Cranes reports that it is working to promote the environmental and commercial benefits of the use of shore-to-ship high voltage electrical connection technology in the UK market.Also known as 'cold ironing' and 'alternative marine power', ABB describes the technology as "essentially the port operator providing a connection to the local electricity network for the vessel. This allows the vessel to shut down its diesel engines thereby cutting all airborne emissions (CO2 plus other emissions such as NOx, SOx and particulates). In addition to the significant benefit to the environment, a reduction in noise pollution and vibration is realised which has a positive effect on local communities."According to ABB, there has been a common concern in the industry around the matter of global standards, something that has recently been addressed by the publication of the IEC 'publicly available standard' (IEC/ISO/IEEE 60092-510) which aims to ensure global compatibility for connections, communication and protection.Stuart Melling, account manager for ABB Marine and Crane business unit says: "This development removes some of the uncertainty a port and vessel operator would have around investing in this technology. The environmental benefits are clear, most of our customers accept ...

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Oil analysis for electric ship machinery

Spectro has announced a contract for the provision of analysis services for ABB s systems Spectro, a UK-based independent laboratory providing oil condition monitoring services, has announced a contract for the provision of analysis services for ABB's marine electric power and propulsion systems.The co-operation between the two companies will enable ABB to provide oil analysis services to vessels that use any of the range of ABB electric power and propulsion systems. Spectro will provide these services, through its Spectro UK or Jet-Care USA laboratories, enabling ABB to rigorously monitor its various shipboard machinery from larger systems to individual equipment.Spectro claims that its oil analysis services provide an important component for preventive monitoring and will enable ABB and its customers to better understand the health of the equipment and condition of the oil, as well as bringing optimal operation and maintenance performance. The data generated can anticipate equipment faults through analysis trending techniques and, according to Spectro, will ultimately deliver a more effective way to manage operational costs."Our global marine services organisation is committed to providing specialised service and support as an essential part of the solution we offer our customers" said Marko Kinnunen, development manager, ABB Marine. "Providing an analysis ...

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