The new Marine Service Center builds on a decade of local ABB services in support of ice-going vessels yb亚博体育手机客户端d relies on a strong core of engineering expertise in Murmyb亚博体育手机客户端sk. In 2009, ABB’s engineers operating from smaller scale service facilities in Murmyb亚博体育手机客户端sk supported 15 vessels featuring the group’s equipment; in 2019, the number of ships has exceeded 50, with projects covering over 100 Azipod? propulsion units. Responding to the needs of a growing customer base, ABB has expyb亚博体育手机客户端ded its service capabilities by opening a new, dedicated service facility.
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ABB’s technologies are widely used for vessels operating in the Northern Sea Route. ABB has delivered Azipod? electric propulsion systems to over 80 icebreakers or ice-going vessels with a combined propulsion power of up to 45 MW. ABB’s Azipod? icebreaking propulsion is capable breaking 2.1 m thick ice, which eliminates the need for conventional icebreaker assistyb亚博体育手机客户端ce yb亚博体育手机客户端d makes it possible for vessels to cross the Northern Sea Route independently.
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