Cavotec to supply ABB with Marine Propulsion Slip ring units for Azipod ship propulsion systems
Cavotec to supply ABB with Marine Propulsion Slip ring units for Azipod ship
Global engineering group Cavotec has won a substantial order from industrial
conglomerate ABB for twenty compact Marine Propulsion Slip ring (MPS) units
that will be fitted to advanced Azipod marine propulsion systems.
“Cavotec and ABB have a long-standing relationship spanning several areas,
including advanced ship propulsion technologies. This order is another example
of our enduring and valued cooperation,“ comments Cavotec Shanghai Managing
Director, Gustavo Miller.
Under the terms of this project, Cavotec is scheduled to complete deliveries of
the MPS units to ABB by the beginning of Q2 2013.
Cavotec MPS units, fitted to Azipod systems, enable vessel propellers to rotate
through 360 degrees in its vertical axis thus providing steering. The units
ensure the safe transmission of electrical power for the main motors, and
auxiliary services such as power, control and data signals, as well as
hydraulic oil, water and compressed air.
Cavotec marine propulsion slip ring units are used on a large number of cruise
liners and container ships, special service vessels such as icebreakers and
coast guard ships, and offshore platforms.
Cavotec's Ports & Maritime unit designs and manufactures a diverse range of
advanced technologies including MoorMaster™ automated mooring systems, shore
power systems, Panzerbelt cable protection systems, crane controllers, power
chains and connectors, radio remote controls, motorised cable reels and steel
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Investor Relations & PR, at .
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