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ABB and Norwegian Cruise Line aim to reduce emissions

ABB and Norwegian Cruise Line have signed a partnership agreement to increase ship efficiency and reduce emissions.

The agreement is intended to strengthen the partnership between the two companies and pave the way for a forward-looking collaboration on decarbonization and digitalization, it says. [ds_preview]

The partnership agreement covers 14 existing ships and four additional newbuilds to be delivered between 2025 and 2028.

The first phase of cooperation reportedly includes a 10-year Azipod propulsion service contract for the fleet, providing efficient preventive maintenance to support safety and maximize vessel availability, as well as fast turnaround of planned Azipod propulsion maintenance.

ABB also supplies shore power connections

In addition, ABB will supply propulsion control system upgrades for 11 vessels as well as shore power installations on board four vessels. These planned installations will enable the entire NCL fleet to be connected to shore power to ensure emission-free operation during port calls.

“We are pleased to solidify our long-term collaboration with ABB in a strategic partnership that aligns with our climate action strategy, which is built on the pillars of efficiency, innovation and collaboration,” said Patrik Dahlgren, Executive Vice President, Vessel Operations, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. “With ABB’s support, we will accelerate the decarbonization and digitalization of our fleet and take our operations another step towards a sustainable future.”

“Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is a valued partner of ABB, and this agreement reaffirms the close collaboration between our companies. We are pleased to continue our cooperation and see that our solutions and services play an essential role in modernizing the growing cruise fleet,” adds Juha Koskela, Division President of ABB Marine & Ports. “Through this collaboration, we will help NCLH to make ship operations safer and more efficient while contributing to the decarbonization of shipping.”

Die Kooperationsvereinbarung mit ABB umfasst insgesamt 14 Kreuzfahrtschiffe
The cooperation agreement covers a total of 14 cruise ships

 

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Caption: The cooperation agreement with ABB covers a total of 14 cruise ships