ABB to provide propulsion system for superyacht

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An order has been secured by ABB for the supply of an integrated power and propulsion system for a superyacht.

The supply scope for the 100m-long vessel will consist of ABB providing an onboard DC grid, a 500kWh energy storage system, Azipod propulsion and a power and energy management system.

By utilizing the DC grid and Azipod propulsors, the yacht’s operational range will be extended in addition to reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Furthermore, the energy storage and management system will optimize the yacht’s power consumption and enhance its operational flexibility by using peak shaving. The solution is also expected to reduce noise and onboard vibrations.

The superyacht will be built by yacht builder Abeking & Rasmussen at the company’s yard in Lemwerder, Germany. The vessel is currently scheduled for delivery in 2025.

“As one of the largest and technically advanced yachts we have worked on yet, this is a milestone project for us and one that has benefited from the expert support and experience of ABB,” said Dr Christian Peters, general counsel, Abeking & Rasmussen. “The integrated power and propulsion system, based on industry-leading solutions like Azipod, will allow us to realize the owner’s ambitions for a superyacht that is luxurious and future-proof.”

“Our advanced power and propulsion technology will deliver the highest standards in passenger comfort, reliability and safety,” said Riccardo Repetto, global segment manager, superyachts, ABB Marine & Ports. “We are delighted to begin our collaboration with Abeking & Rasmussen and look forward to seeing the results when the vessel is launched in 2025. Projects like this demonstrate how the superyacht market is moving toward adopting fully integrated, advanced and future-proof technologies that inspire also other marine segments.”

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