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ABB to Increase Norway’s Grid Capacity


  ABB transformer technology supports Norway’s push to increase the volume of clean energy it can transport reliably over its grid using existing transmission corridors ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $30 million from Norwegian transmission system operator Statnett SF to supply power transformers that will help to significantly increase the capacity of the country’s central power grid, bolstering its energy security and ability to transmit more renewable energy. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2015. The order for nine transformers was booked in the second quarter of 2015. This includes seven 1,000 megavolt ampere (MVA) 420/300 kilovolt (kV) autotransformers and two 300 MVA 420/132 kV power transformers. The transformers will help increase transmission capacity of Norwayʼs main grid and ensure a stable power supply. They will also support the integration of more renewable energy, helping Norway achieve climate targets while delivering clean energy within the country and to the rest of Europe. “We are pleased that ABBʼs state-of-the-art transformer technology was chosen to support a major upgrade of Norwayʼs main transmission grid,” said Bernhard Jucker, President of ABB’s Power Products division. “As part of our Next Level strategy, ABB is committed to supporting the integration of renewables and the sustainable development of power infrastructure

ABB to Join UN's Sustainable Energy for All initiative

ABB joins UN climate initiative

  ABB announced at the UN Climate Summit in New York today that it is joining the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL). The company will provide expertise on energy efficient motors and transformers to help governments devise policies that accelerate energy savings. “ABB is excited to be part of the United Nations initiative and to contribute to decoupling economic growth from energy consumption and emissions,” said Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of ABB

Fugro Places ROV Contract with ISE

ISE has received a contract from Fugro Chance Inc. to update their Hammerhead ROV with current technologies. The ROV frame with 5000 meter foam pack has been delivered to ISE, and will be outfitted with an ISE 150HP propulsion system, ISE control system and an electric power system. The propulsion system will include two redundant 75 hp hydraulic power units, hydraulic control units, proportional valve packs, thrusters control units, and eight thrusters

Offshore-Inland Completes Repairs on Celebrity Millennium

Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services completed a repair job for Celebrity Cruise Lines in November 2003. Celebrity’s Millennium required replacement of a 20-ton main propulsion transformer during a planned port visit at Port Everglades, Fla. Offshore Inland responded in spite of the strict time frame requirement to cut a large access opening in the vessel’s side, remove the existing transformer, install a new Celebrity provided transformer and close the access opening all in less

Crowley Delivers Hydroelectric Transformers


Crowley transported and delivered 11 oversized electrical transformers in Costa Rica during the week of Feb. 16 to be installed at a hydroelectric dam in the country. The units, which were shipped with Crowley as part of an ongoing project move, will help convert water energy into electricity for cities and towns. The transformers, each 11 ft tall and weighing more than 10 long tons, were manufactured by a Mississippi-based company and loaded in Port Everglades aboard Crowley's Ro/Ro ship

ABB Supply Giant Offshore Wind Plant

ABB products help smooth power delivery from the giant Walney (UK) offshore wind plant The Walney offshore wind plant in the East Irish Sea has a total generating capacity of 367 MW (megawatts), consisting of 102 wind turbines with a rated generating capacity of 3.6 MW each. Newly opened in February this year, the installation is part of Britain`s effort to raise total offshore generating capacity from 1.5 GW (gigawatts) now to 18 GW by 2020.

Alstom Receives Order for Ship Sets

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a subsidiary of General Dynamics, has selected Alstom to supply the complete power package for two ship sets for Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. For each ship set, Alstom will provide two 19.75 MW electric motor controllers, the switchgear, transformers and control system. The value of the contract is $24 million, and the first ship set is to be delivered to the shipyard early in 2001

Imtech to Deliver Amels 6503


Imtech has received an order for an Amels build number 6503 – a 65 meter yacht and the third in the Limited Editions 212 series. Previously Imtech was also involved in the development of build numbers 6501 and 6502. Imtech will provide engineering, installation, system integration and commissioning for the switchgear and panels, lighting, alarm & monitoring system, fire detection system, cable trays and transits and the delivery of various components such as batteries and chargers

ABB to Power Sevan Offshore Accommodation Vessels

Sevan offshore accommodation vessel illustration

ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide integrated solutions that include the electrical propulsion system, Azipod CZ and automation system onboard two offshore accommodation vessels. The 1+1 accommodation vessels will be built by COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co., Ltd for Singapore-registered owner Logitel Offshore, which is a subsidiary of Norwegian company Sevan Marine. The cylinder-shaped vessels will each have a displacement of about 40

GE Powers Diadema Cruise Ship

Fincantieri shipyard to equip in-board propulsion for Carnival and Costa vessels, GE’s Power Conversion business has helped the shipyard successfully deliver the Costa Diadema cruise ship to the Carnival Corporation on October 28, 2014. Constructed at the Marghera Shipyards near Venice, Italy, the cruise ship, 306-meters in length and 132,500 gross tonnage in weight, has the capacity to carry up to 5,000 passengers

Sea Truck's DP3 Construction Ship Passes Sea Trials

Photo: Sea Trucks

Sea Trucks has completed sea trials of the DP3 offshore construction vessel Jascon 18 in Singapore. Jascon 18 features a 1,800-metric-ton crane, 1,800 sq m deck and a 750-metric-ton pipelay system. Capable of performing a wide variety of marine construction and pipelay tasks in both ultra

ABB Azipod Propulsion for Carnival’s New Ships

Azipod XO (Photo: ABB)

Power and automation technology group ABB announced it has won a repeat order worth $60 million to deliver complete electrical power plants and Azipod XO fuel-saving electric propulsion systems for Carnival Corporation’s two new cruise vessels.

HMS Prince of Wales Powers Ahead

MT30 Gas Turbine Alternator lifted into the U.K. Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales (Photo: John Linton)

The second MT30 Gas Turbine Alternator (GTA) has been installed into the U.K. Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales, at Rosyth, the Aircraft Carrier Alliance reported.   ‪Generating 36 megawatts (around 50,000 horsepower)

Federal Bering Calls First Time at Antwerp

Federal Bering crew Copyright Antwerp Port

The Federal Bering bulk carrier called for the first time at the port of Antwerp on November 16. The recently built Federal Bering is in Antwerp for three days to load a consignment of 20,000 metric tons of steel for ArcelorMittal, ThyssenKrupp and other steel producers

Eaton Wins Panama Canal Contract

Eaton power management solutions, engineering services to enhance Panama Canals electrical reliability, energy efficiency and economic viability (Photo: Business Wire)

 Power management company Eaton has been awarded an additional $5.2-million contract to provide critical installation services for the Panama Canal Expansion Program.    Eaton’s contract was awarded by Grupo Unidos por el Canal, SA (GUPC)

ABB wins Brazil $30 mi Wind Farm Order


  ABB has won orders worth around $30 million from Casa dos Ventos, a leading renewables company in Brazil, to provide substations and related power infrastructure enabling the efficient integration of power from two new wind complexes (comprising 13 wind farms) into the country’s

Skangass Celebrates Topping Up

LNG terminal in Pori: NOK Skangass

 Nordic liquefied natural gas operator Skangass  has celebrated a topping out ceremony at its Pori LNG terminal. The company said it was making progress in the construction of the storage tank for Finland's first LNG import terminal at the southern port of Pori.  

Electrical Equipment Ordered for New Malaysian Navy Ships

L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a contract to provide the electrical distribution system for six Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), the company announced today. The ships will be built at the Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut, Malaysia

SAM Electronics Bags Royal Malaysian Navy Order

Courtesy Sam Electronics

  L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide the electrical distribution system for six Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). The ships will be built at the Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut, Malaysia

Kongsberg Contracted to Support FLNG Conversion

CG drawing of the Golar Hilli after conversion (Image courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime secures position in the LNG market with electrical and automation contract for Golar Hilli FLNG   Keppel Shipyard in Singapore and Black & Veatch in the U.S. have awarded Kongsberg Maritime an order for the delivery of an electrical package and safety and automation

ABB's Power Infrastructure for UK Wind Farm

Claudio Facchin, president of ABB’s Power Systems division.

  ABB has won a significant order to provide substations and related power infrastructure for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. ABB will provide power infrastructure for the offshore platform as well as the onshore substation to efficiently integrate the new wind farm into the country’s

Kalmar Launches Next Generation ASC System

 Kalmar 5th generation automatic stacking crane

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has introduced its next generation automatic stacking crane (ASC) system at the TOC Europe exhibition in Rotterdam. Featuring future-proof technology, it is the most efficient and productive ASC system ever. By enabling smooth and fast automation deployment

Research Vessel Refit at Alewijnse

Photo courtesy of Alewijnse

Oceanographic research vessel Marion Dufresne II is celebrating her 20th anniversary in 2015 and has finished a major refit that will extend her life for a further 20 years. Leading electrical system integrator Alewijnse Marine Systems has successfully completed the electrical conversion.

Diesel-electric Propulsion for 4 Semi-sub Ships

CSBC Corporation Taiwan has chosen Siemens to supply diesel-electric propulsion systems and other accessories for four 65,000-ton semi-submersible deck cargo vessels (SSDCVs). The country’s largest shipyard is building the vessels for a customer in Singapore.  

Gielle’s Novec 1230 Plant is MED Approved

Gielle presents a  new installation on the base of Novec1230 fluid firefighting system for extinguishing fires in engine rooms, pump rooms, transformer rooms and electrical rooms, for ship and offshore applications.   The Gielle firefighting system can replace

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