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ABB technology for Cochin Shipyard vessels

By Swati Deshpande,

Added 20 June 2018

to offer convenient commute to the Andaman Islands


This first of its kind integrated power and automation package in the Indian shipping sector, will help improve reliability, safety and availability of on-board systems and optimize usage of waterways to further local development

ABB’s contract with Cochin Shipyard Ltd covers two new 1,200-passenger ferries. In a first for an owner in India, these vessels will benefit from a full integration of their power generation, distribution and propulsion systems, enabled by the ABB Ability™ System 800xA automation on board.

ABB’s scope of supply includes generators, main switchboards, transformers, the power management and propulsion control systems, and the integrated alarm, monitoring and control system (IAMCS).

The ferries, to be delivered to the Andaman & Nicobar Administration in 2020, will be operated by Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) in services connecting mainland India with the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

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