Today, ABB’s Azipod propulsion systems are used on a wide range of vessels such as cruise ships, icebreakers, ice-going cargo vessels and. WITH AZIPOD PROPULSION SYSTEMS. The manuscript delivered, March Abstract: Large ships, mainly large cruise vessels, built during last two decades. Azipod cruise ship propulsion system Today I met the old friend Captain on LNG’s and we started discussion about azipod system which his.

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This type of propulsion system has a long tradition throughout the s and today such propulsion units are produced by a number of companies around the world. Show on map Hide map. Satakunta University of Applied Sciences.

As a result lower vibration and noise levels can be reached onboard the ship which improves passenger comfort. Challenging the way forward Elizabeth Mavropoulou.

ABB says Azipod propulsion system saved over 700,000 tons of fuel

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Over torque can also be utilized e. Most Read Cyber Security Highlights: A Flag State Perspective. The power management system connects or disconnects diesel generator sets to the network depending on the vessel power requirement, reducing both inefficient low load operation and running hours of the diesel engines.

Your propuosion Learn more about shopping on ABB. Kvaerner Masa-Yards Arctic Technology, Pulling type propeller is also working in an optimum environment with highest efficiency. The development of the prototype started in and the first unit was ready for installation in the following year. How to select a suitable BWTS, a roadmap to retrofitting. Maritime UK launches updated Code of Practice for autonomous navigation. Azipod from innovation to customer value Video.


AZIPOD (Azimuthing Podded Drive)

In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. How to respond when safety fails Mauricio Garrido. Rate this page General impression. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Improved hydrodynamic efficiency is a result of reduced hull resistance when traditional shatfline aziopd related brackets can be eliminated and optimum hull design can be utilized.

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Testing of remotely operated passenger ferry. ABB’s website uses cookies. In the subsequent installations, ABB adopted the more efficient “pulling” configuration similar to propeller-driven airplanes. Although “Azipod” is a registered brand nameit is sometimes used as a generic trademark for podded propulsion units manufactured by other companies, such as Queen Mary 2 ‘ s Rolls-Royce Mermaid pods.

During the initial years in service, some widely publicised cruise ship service disruptions with the bigger Azipod V design have occurred, see e. In the existing propulsion installation of the 16,dwt Arctic tanker UIKKU was replaced by a cycloconverter-controlled Did you know this about Azipod? This arrangement was chosen to provide improved efficiency, excellent manoeuvrability and less vibration operation. Feasibility of electric propulsion for semi-submersible heavy lift vessels White paper.

Please try again later or go to https: For the shipyard, fitting a pod drive system is a single lift operation instead of installing and checking thrust bearing, shaftlines, sterntubes, seals and possibly gearboxes. Nearly eight times as powerful as the prototype, the Compact Azipod has also an option with asynchronous motor with hybrid cooling.


Swiss-based power and automation company ABB is launching a new version of its popular Azipod propulsion unit that it says is up to 10 percent more efficient than existing versions. Lower fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. Major cyber attacks reported in maritime industry. Among the vessels fitted with Azipod units are Royal Caribbean International ‘s Voyager -Freedom – and Oasis -class cruise shipseach of which held the title of the largest cruise ship in the world at the time of delivery.

Each Azipod propulsion system is individually designed and optimized to achieve maximum performance. Views Read Edit View history. The Azipod XL concept can be designed to give high bollard pull thrust at lower speed and still have good characteristics at higher speeds.

An innovative financial approach. The pod’s propeller usually faces forward because in this pulling or tractor configuration the propeller is more efficient due to operation in undisturbed flow. Rotterdam constructs a floating solar park in Rijnhaven.

The development of the new double acting ships for ice operation. The system can drive and steer the ship at the same time. The company says the propulsiion linear flow Azipod XL, as the new version is called, achieves boosted efficiency by introducing a nozzle with stator plates, which direct the water flow from the propeller to reduce turbulence and energy loss for optimum thrust.