ABB at sea

ABB has recently been awarded contracts worth $140 million to supply its Azipod propulsion systems for three vessels, and electrical power systems for 11 new marine vessels and two semi-submersible drilling rigs.

The orders, all booked during November 2005, include six 10 Megawatt (MW) Azipod propulsion units for three Arctic shuttle tankers being built for Russia’s Sovcomflot at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for delivery between 2007-2009. The order also includes main generators, main switchboards, propulsion transformers and remote control systems from ABB.

ABB’s orders also include a drilling vessel for Norway’s Mosvold Drilling, also to be built at Samsung Korea. The ABB scope includes generators, thruster motors, main switchboards and transformers.

ABB will also outfit three vessels at Aker Langsten shipyard in Norway. These include electrical propulsion systems for one well intervention vessel and one anchor handling, towing and supply vessel (AHTS) for Island Offshore as well as one AHTS for Farstad Shipping. Delivery of the equipment will begin in late 2006.