ABB is an experienced supplier of electric power production, propulsion and automation systems for cruise industry with a history of innovations, Azipod® propulsion being the most significant example. Azipod® propulsion has become an industry standard in the cruise segment, with the proven ability to cut fuel consumption by up to 20 percent compared to traditional shaftline propulsion systems. Since the first installation over 30 years ago, Azipod® propulsion has saved approximately 1,000,000 tons of fuel for vessel around the world with an impressive availability rate of 99.8 percent. 

We are your global cruise partner for safe, efficient and sustainable operations

Passenger safety

Superior maneuverability in all weather conditions with redundant electrical system and real time operational support.

Reliability of operating systems

Proven high reliability on propulsion ensured by optimally maintained systems enabling continuous operation throughout lifetime.

Operational efficiency

Flexibility of using different power sources to optimized operational needs. Propulsion efficiency enabling highest hydrodynamic performance and precise maneuvering leads to time savings in ports.

Paving the way to zero-emission cruising

Norwegian cruise company Northern Xplorer (NX) aims to make a splash with sustainable cruising for thinking travelers. The ships will be powered by a combination of type-approved hydrogen fuel cells and batteries charged with clean shore power when in port, as well as Azipod® propulsion units. The only by-product of burning hydrogen is water, which can in turn be reused on board. NX Cruises will be the first zero-emission cruise line in the world.


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Marcus Högblom

VP Global Sales
Segment Manager, Passenger vessels
Head of Sales, HBL Finland
+358 503 321 900

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