Gallery: ABB package for China-built heavy lifter

ABB will deliver a package including electrical propulsion, power, safety and automation systems for a 5000T heavy-lift pipelay construction vessel.

By integrating power and automation on the vessel, overall efficiency, safety and reliability will be increased, ABB has promised.

This is the first time ABB deliver power and propulsion system fully integrated with the 800xA automation solution for this type of vessel, ABB has said. The vessel, will be built by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co., Ltd (WSIC).

“Modern ships feature an increasing number of advanced systems, such as power, automation, advisory and safety. When all these systems are integrated, the advantages are significant: reduced investment costs, optimized maintenance, improved power control and equipment availability. The selection of ABB’s integrated solution for a demanding project like this is a strong endorsement of our offering,” says Heikki Soljama, head of ABB’s business unit Marine and Cranes.

The vessel will be delivered in Q1 2018, and is designed for pipelaying, heavy lifting and subsea construction operations and extends expertise into the deepwater market.

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