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Azipod® VI propulsion

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Icebreaking vessels Azipod® VI propulsion - safe, efficient

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Azipod VI - the result of 75 years leadership in ice propulsion Extreme conditions, extreme demands ... ABB delivered the first electric propulsion system to an icebreaker in 1939. Today icebreaking and icegoing vessels are a core business area for the company. In 1990 ABB revolutionized the industry with the launch of Azipod ® - an electric podded propulsion system specifically developed for icebreaking vessels. A remarable track record in ice: Azipod quickly became the propulsion of choice for icebreaking vessels, and for the last 20 years Azipod has been a key contributing factor in the...

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Outstanding icebreaking capabilities The Norilskiy Nickel container carrier is one of six Arctic vessels built for MMC Norilsk Nickel, all with single 13 MW Azipod propulsion units. Azipod ® VI is the leading propulsion system for icebreaking vessels and has proven its unique reliability and icebreaking capability in a wide range of ship types. Azipod ® has widened the classic view of icebreakers, and is a perfect match for the new generation of commercial vessels which can operate independently in ice without the assistance of icebreakers. The main benefits of Azipod include: - Enhanced...

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Azipod VI - superior to mechanical solutions Comparison between Azipod VI propulsion and mechanical z-thrusters - Both thrusters with open propeller (no nozzle) - Mechanical z-thruster driven by an onboard electric motor Mechanical z-thruster Slipring unit Cooling unit Proven performance Azipod is currently the only truly proven thruster solution for use on icebreaking vessels. ABB has supplied single and twin Azipod solutions to a wide range of different ship types and has references from all major classification societies and ice classes. Hydraulic power pack Hydraulic steering motors...

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Total ABB solution improves overall vessel performance By choosing a total electric power and propulsion solution from ABB, customers gain a thoroughly proven functional solution based on unified, high quality ABB technology. This eliminates problematic interfaces, and single-point supply clearly defines responsibility during the project and operational phase. ABB is the only supplier to manufacture a total electric power & propulsion solution for icebreaking vessels. All main products in our solutions are produced in-house, which enables us to control and secure complete deliveries, and to...

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... all equipped with Azipod propulsion systems State-of-the-art icebreaking vessels ... Newbuilding – icebreaking PSV. 2 x 6.5 MW Azipod propulsion. Owned by Sovcomflot, and built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. Yenisei – arctic product tanker. 1 x 13 MW Azipod propulsion. Owned by Norilsk Nickel, built by Nordic Yards. Tempera – arctic tanker. 1 x 16 MW Azipod propulsion. Owned by Neste Shipping, built by Sumitomo Heavy Industries. Mackinaw – icebreaker. 2 x 3.4 MW Azipod propulsion. Owned by U.S. Coast Guard, built by Marinette Marine. Botnica – multipurpose icebreaker. 2 x 5 MW Azipod...

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