The world's leading supplier of electric propulsion systems
As the world's leading supplier of electric propulsion systems, ABB established the ABB ship propulsion system global production base in Shanghai Lingang District in 2011 to promote the application of efficient and environmentally friendly electric propulsion systems to replace the internal combustion engine propulsion system. ABB's new Azipod® D thruster is being produced here this year – it uses a new hybrid cooling system that boosts motor performance by 45%, which reduces installed power by approximately 25% and helps users achieve significant Energy saving.
Transmission products can achieve 30%-50% energy saving by controlling the speed and torque of the motor, which is of great significance to the energy saving and environmental protection of the ship. ABB's ACS800 series of water-cooled frequency converters are characterized by compact design and low noise, enabling fast and precise control and reliable and efficient marine applications. The "Century Legend" luxury cruise ship on the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River uses 80% of the ACS800 multi-drive inverter to reduce vibration and noise. If it is calculated at full load, it can save 200-400 tons of diesel per year.
The turbocharged system helps the fuel to burn fully by injecting more air into the engine, thereby greatly increasing the ship's engine output, reducing fuel consumption and emissions. ABB's next-generation, two-stage turbocharged system, Power2®, and the latest single-stage turbocharging system were unveiled at the Maritime Show. Among them, the Power2®800M's booster system efficiency exceeds 75%, which can reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 60%. The single system can help the engine save fuel costs by several hundred thousand yuan per year. To reduce the noise generated by compressed air, ABB also introduced the industry's first compressor exit noise reduction device, which reduces the perceived noise level of the human ear in the cabin by half, greatly improving the crew's working environment.
By effectively integrating and real-time monitoring of different systems and equipment on the ship, safer and more efficient ship operations and management can be achieved. The ABB800xA automation system, which has been running around the world, has the function of collecting, uploading and analyzing data in real time, allowing the ship's various systems and equipment to be seamlessly connected and real-time monitoring, status analysis and remote management through a user interface to improve ship propulsion. Visualize systems, power distribution systems, and cargo monitoring and reduce maintenance costs for safer and more efficient marine transportation and engineering operations.
2015 is the 18th China International Maritime Exhibition. It is expected to attract more than 2,000 exhibitors and more than 60,000 professional visitors. The exhibition area is over 80,000 square meters, and the scale is the largest ever. In addition, the number of national and regional pavilions of this year's exhibition will increase to 17. As a shipping powerhouse, Greece and Panama will participate in the China International Maritime Exhibition for the first time.