Cosco picks ABB turbochargers for new mega container ships

Cosco Shipping Lines has selected ABB turbochargers for all main and auxiliary engines on all six of its 21,000 teu Universe series container ships to bring about optimal performance and fuel efficiency for one of the world’s largest container ships, ABB said in a press release.

ABB Turbocharging is a key strategic partner and will equip the turbochargers on all six vessels being delivered for the Universe series by 2019, joining hundreds of ABB turbochargers already in operation across the extensive Cosco Shipping Lines fleet.

The flagship vessel in the series, Cosco Shipping Universe, was delivered in June 2018 by Jiangnan Shipyard and is equipped with three ABB A180-L two-stroke turbochargers to match the diesel main engine and four ABB TPL67-C33 4-stroke turbochargers to match four auxiliary engines.

ABB Turbocharging md Oliver Riemenschneider said: “We are proud to support Cosco Shipping Lines, with premium ABB turbochargers selected for all of the main and auxiliary engines across the six mega container ships in the Universe series, including the record-breaking Cosco Shipping Universe recently delivered.”

He added: “The ABB turbochargers on COSCO Shipping Universe will support maximum performance and fuel efficiency, in addition to contributing to COSCO SHIPPING Lines pursuing green shipping practices for long-term success. We foresee the ABB turbochargers on the forthcoming mega container ships in the Universe series will contribute similar viable operational gains.”

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Key benefits for ABB’s A100 series include compliance with IMO Tier II and Tier III emission limits; reduced fuel consumption; high operational flexibility, reliability and availability; long intervals between inspections, routine maintenance and overhauls; absolute operational safety with rigorous testing and reduced engine room noise.

Cosco Shipping Universe is the Cosco Shipping Lines fleet’s flagship, and is expected to serve the Far East to Northwest Europe trades, becoming the new messenger and business card of the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road.

Posted 25 July 2018

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Vincent Wee

Asia Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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