ABB’s New Digital Enhancing Transparency In Vessel Emission

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  • ABB recently introduced a digital tool tailored for ship owners.
  • This CO2e Calculator specifically focuses on five key ABB maritime solutions.
  • The tool aims to provide insights into how these technologies contribute to the shipping industry’s decarbonization goals.

ABB recently introduced a digital tool tailored for ship owners, operators, and designers to evaluate the environmental impact of various ABB technologies used onboard ships, reports container news.

Key Solutions

This CO2e Calculator specifically focuses on five key ABB maritime solutions, Azipod® electric propulsion, energy storage, Onboard DC Grid™ power system platform, shaft generator, and shore connection.

Decarbonization Goals 

The tool aims to provide insights into how these technologies contribute to the shipping industry’s decarbonization goals set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). For Azipod® propulsion, the calculator quantifies the expected reductions in CO2e emissions compared to traditional shaftline systems across different vessel types.

Energy Storage Systems

Regarding energy storage systems, it showcases emissions reductions achievable by using batteries charged from shoreside grids instead of conventional combustion engines reliant on fossil fuels. ABB emphasizes its commitment to developing energy-efficient solutions for maritime industries and enabling customers to make informed decisions about investments in emission-reducing technologies.

Emission-Reduction Advantages 

The tool also demonstrates the emission-reduction advantages of the Onboard DC Grid™ variable-speed function for internal combustion engines versus fixed-speed functions. Moreover, it estimates potential emissions reductions by installing shaft generators on main engine shafts instead of auxiliary engines powered by generators.

Lastly, the tool computes expected emissions reductions by using electric power from shoreside utility grids instead of onboard generators through ABB’s shore connection technology

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Source: Container news

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