ABB system enables key climate research expedition
The Norwegian Coast Guard vessel KV Svalbard navigated the extremes of the Earth and carried international climate researchers to the North Pole in August of 2019, aided by ABB Azipod® electric propulsion system.
The research expedition’s main purpose was to improve collection of onsite observations in the central Arctic Ocean, such as information on how warm and dynamic the ocean is under the ice. The data collected will be used to check whether climate models are able to reproduce the observed changes, which will in turn be used to improve climate projections.
Read all about the research mission enabled by the 104-meter icebreaking offshore patrol vessel equipped with two 5MW Azipod® propulsion units here.