Sustainable shipping in polar waters

ABB’s solutions are paving the way to a zero-emission marine industry, helping vessels meet the demands of today and tomorrow and making shipping in polar waters more sustainable, efficient and reliable. Giving the Arctic ecosystem the respect it demands, ABB committing to reduce the impact on the sensitive polar environment polishing up its technologies towards the sustainable development goals.

Battery study

ABB has conducted a study to show how an energy storage system could help improve the overall power efficiency of icebreakers, saving fuel and reducing emissions. Our experts will lead you through the key findings from this study. The onboard energy storage simulation results indicate substantial power efficiency and emission reduction benefits for both LNG and diesel operation.

ABB technologies for Polar research cruise vessel

The hybrid-electric exploration polar vessel Le Commandant Charcot became the first vessel of its kind to reach the geographic North Pole. Equipped with Azipod® propulsion technology, the luxury cruise ship produces minimal noise and vibrations to provide a comfortable passenger experience. The ship’s energy storage system, supplied and integrated by ABB, is the largest ever delivered to a vessel of its kind at almost five megawatt hours, allowing the engines to be switched off for silent, emissions-free cruising. Le Commandant Charcot is the first cruise ship with the ability to sail in ‘double-acting mode’, meaning it can navigate stern-first in ice conditions to improve safety and complete cruises in a timely and efficient manner.


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