ABB involved in CIMC’s boxship newbuilds

Zurich: ABB, the power and automation technology group, has won two orders to provide the waste heat recovery systems, each powered by a power turbine generator (PTG), for fourteen new 8,800 teu container vessels. 

The first seven post-panamax vessels will be built at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co (DSIC) and the other seven vessels at New Times Shipbuilding for China International Marine Containers Group Co and Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC). When delivered, in 2015 and 2016, the ships will serve under a long-term charter agreement to MSC. 

ABB’s scope of supply in the waste heat recovery system with a PTG consists of a PTL 3200 exhaust power turbine with control valves, alternator, reduction gear and dynamic compensator consisting of an ACS800 drive with a (step down) feed transformer and a breaking resistor bank. The package also includes two A185-L turbochargers. The electrical output of the system is 1.65 megawatt (MW).   [20/11/13]

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