China’s Chengxi Shipyard recently delivered world’s first self-unloading transshipment bulker to the German bulk carrier company Oldendorff.
In fact, the Chinese shipyard handed over the first of twin self-unloading transshipment newbuilds after both owner and builder highlight successful installation and commissioning for Azipod® propulsion.
As explained, the delivery saw two 1.9-MW Azipod® units installed on each of the 21,500-DWT transshipment bulkers for Germany’s bulk carrier owner, as part of a package of electric, digital and connected solutions from ABB.
“ABB worked seamlessly with Chenxi Shipyard to ensure successful delivery of this world’s first self-unloading transshipment vessel. I would like to devote my appreciation to the ABB project and commissioning team for their professional working spirit.”
…Mr. Jiafa Jiang, Vice General Manager of Chenxi Shipyard (Yangzhou) Co., Ltd added.
In addition, the scope of supply also included diesel-electric power plant, drive systems complete with two bow thruster motors, power management systems for propulsion and cargo handling, as well as a 50/60-Hz connectors to draw on zero emission shore power when in port.
“We are delighted that the first bulk carriers to feature Azipod® propulsion have been successfully delivered.The project fully demonstrates that Azipod® is the go-to solution for environmentally conscious operators of all ship types”.
…Juha Koskela, Division President, ABB Marine & Ports concluded.