ABB offers new vessel thruster
ABB has introduced Azipod D to its line of electric propulsion equipment.
ABB said the Azipod D will provide shipping segments such as offshore drilling, construction and support vessels, and ferries will more choices for flexibility, reliability, and energy efficiency.
This new Azipod thruster family member provides designers and ship builders with increased design flexibility to accommodate a range of hull shapes and propeller sizes, as well as simplicity of installation of the propulsion units. The Azipod D requires up to 25% less installed power, said ABB, partly due to a new hybrid cooling that increases the performance of the electric motor by up to 45%.
ABB Azipod D propulsion power ranges from 1.6 MW to 7 MW per unit.