The systems will be supplied for six 14,000 TEU vessels and four 16,000 TEU vessels.
Under the contract, ten Cosco boxships will be installed with the ABB technology.
Expected to be delivered by the end of 2025, the order includes the supply of systems for six 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) vessels and four 16,000 TEU vessels.
From January 2023, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will implement new regulatory standards, Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII).
ABB’s permanent magnet shaft generator systems are expected to support Cosco vessels attain needed efficiency levels and CII ratings that verify reduced GHG emissions.
Compared to traditional and synchronous excitation-based shaft generator systems, shaft generators with permanent magnet technology are said to deliver 3%-4% higher efficiency, lower maintenance costs, and an up to 20% smaller footprint.
This technology, along with ABB’s advanced ACS 880 drive, will help enhance fuel efficiency by 1%, said the company.
Permanent magnet shaft generators offer up to 17% more fuel efficiency during voyages compared to auxiliary diesel generator sets.
ABB Marine & Ports dry cargo global segment manager Michael Christensen said: “ABB has been supporting China’s maritime industry for almost two decades, and we are proud to collaborate with COSCO SHIPPING, the country’s largest shipping company, in this breakthrough project.
“As we continue to develop our local capabilities to better serve our customers and help them achieve their sustainability targets, our permanent magnet technology will have an important role to play.”
Last month, ABB secured a contract for the delivery of a shaft generator system with permanent magnet technology for two CO₂-storage vessels to be constructed by the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC).
ABB invests in climate tech start-up Tallarna
On the other hand ,ABB is entering into a strategic partnership with Tallarna Ltd, a UK-based climate tech start-up, to grow its portfolio of user-friendly energy management technologies. Using AI-powered data analytics,
Tallarna has created an innovative approach to decarbonization projects for large property portfolios and energy infrastructure.
On a single platform, customers are shown the viability of energy optimization solutions alongside the availability of performance insurance and third-party finance.
The partnership involves a minority investment in Tallarna through ABB’s venture capital unit, ABB Technology Ventures (ATV). Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.
Tallarna’s data analytics identify decarbonization projects and scope their savings and risk. The company’s software is integrated with the related underwriting processes of AmTrust Financial, a global specialty insurer, rated A- by AM Best.
Guaranteed energy savings are used to deliver long-term, efficient finance through Tallarna’s platform and repay project costs.
The partnership is ABB’s 10th venture capital investment of 2022 and helps expand the company’s ecosystem of innovation partners developing solutions that support decarbonization. Since its formation in 2009, ATV has invested around $300 million in start-ups that are synergetic with its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio.
Tallarna was a winner of ABB Electrification’s 2021 Startup Challenge, a global competition for innovators to address the complex sustainability challenges faced by commercial buildings and industrial power applications. Under the partnership,
ABB and Tallarna have created an assessment tool for ABB Ability™ Energy Manager users, which tracks actual consumption against energy targets and benchmarks performance against a set of relevant peers.
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