ABB to power P&O’s eco-friendly super-ferries

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By Naida Hakirevic Technology company ABB has won a contract with China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International Ltd for supplying a full scope of integrated solutions for P&O Ferries’ two new vessels.

Under the deal, ABB will supply electric, digital and connected solutions for the newbuild pair, including Azipod propulsion and energy storage.

P&O super-ferries design. Image by ABB

The hybrid propulsion solution, using electric power from 8.8MWh batteries and diesel generators, is expected to cut fuel consumption on P&O Ferries’ Dover-Calais route by 40 per cent. The batteries will provide full power for harbor maneuvering and stay in port and will prepare the vessels for

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