ZURICH, Switzerland – An offshore construction vessel order is the first to include ABB’s integrated power and automation solution consisting of ABB’s advanced power, propulsion, and 800xA control and safety system. The vessel will be built by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co. Ltd.
These systems will be integrated and run on a single control system platform for a heavy-lift pipelay construction vessel. By integrating power and automation on the vessel, ABB aims to increase the vessel’s overall efficiency, safety, and reliability.
The vessel will be delivered in 1Q 2018, and is designed for pipelaying, heavy lifting, and subsea construction operations, extending into the deepwater market.