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Cavotec/ABB team up on shore-to-ship power

Cavotec and ABB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer complete shore-to-ship power solutions globally.
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Such solutions allow vessels to plug into onshore power supply and shut down their engines, eliminating noxious emissions, noise and vibrations while berthed in ports that are often located in city surrounds.

The technology is intended to ensure a seamless switch from onboard generation to shore power supply, without disruption of services including lighting, heating and refrigeration.

Cavotec and ABB said they will combine their expertise and resources to supply advanced and highly customised solutions to global ports markets, as well as full lifecycle services and support. ABB’s shore-to-ship power systems include technologies for port electrification, frequency conversion systems, power transformers, control and protection equipment, as well as consulting services. Cavotec contributes interface equipment from their leading Alternative Marine Power (AMP) portfolio, including shore connection boxes and cable management systems.

“Shore-to-ship power is a sustainable solution to reduce local emissions and enable green port operations, and another example of how ABB technologies are fostering a better world,” said Oleg Aleinikov, managing director of ABB’s Grid Integration business, a part of the company’s Power Grids division.

“This strategic cooperation with Cavotec allows us to combine our complementary capabilities and bring optimised solutions to our customers. It is very much in line with our Next Level strategy to forge alliances and partnerships.”

Ottonel Popesco, CEO of Cavotec, said: “The synergies between ABB and Cavotec provide the basis to expand our leading position into the Alternative Marine Power market. Cavotec’s portfolio ideally complements ABB’s offering in shore-to-ship power solutions. This alliance will reinforce our market leadership as the world’s best Shore Connection Interface System supplier.”

 

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