A new family of Azipods spanning a seven-megawatt range between 7.5MW and 14.5MW, launched at Nor-Shipping by ABB Marine and Ports, is targeting the operators of ferries, ropax, medium-sized cruise ships, large offshore construction vessels and shuttle tankers.

ABB Marine has launched a new linear flow Azipod propulsion unit that is 5-10% more efficient than previous versions, potentially allowing the shipping industry to save on millions of tonnes of fuel.

ABB will have plenty to celebrate on its Stand 2.211 at this year’s Posidonia.