Friday, April 29, 2016

Cavotec and ABB join forces to provide shore-to-ship power

Cavotec and ABB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer shore-to-ship power solutions.

The statement said the technology ensures a smooth switch from on-board generation to shore power supply, without disruption of services including lighting, heating and refrigeration.

The 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.

Cavotec and ABB will supply advanced and highly customized solutions to global port 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 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, an another example of how ABB technologies are fostering a better world."

"This strategic co-operation with Cavotec allows us to combine our complementary capabilities and bring optimized solutions to our customers. It is very much in line with our Next Level strategy to forge alliances and partnerships," said Oleg Aleinikov, managing director of ABB's Grid Integration business, a part of the company's Power Grids division.

ABB is a global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

Cavotec is a global engineering group that enables industries to improve productivity, safety and sustainability by delivering power transmission, distribution and control technologies that form the link between fixed and mobile equipment in the ports and maritime sectors, among others.

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