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October 01, 2012

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Order from 35 million dollars to ABB for a new generation of ships icebreaker

The unit, under construction near Baltic Shipyard on behalf of the Rosmorport Russian, will be employed in the Sea Arctic

Helvetian ABB has adjudicated an order of the value of 35 million dollars from the Russian Baltic Shipyard Ltd. for the supply of the systems of propulsion and wirings to high efficiency for the new ship icebreaker at the moment under construction for the company of navigation Rosmorport FSUE. The order is recorded in third trimester 2012.

The ship is an unit multifunctional icebreaker of new generation with propulsion diesel engine-electrical worker from 25 megawatt. The navigation areas will be the Northen Sea Route, Mare Artico and the matting of the rivers that they meet in the Sea Glacial Arctic. The ship will be able to proceed in ongoing way is forward that behind to the speed of two knots in the compact ice with thickness until two meters, covered from 20 centimeters of snow and centigrade temperatures that reach less 35°.

ABB has evidenced that considerable advantages can be reached thanks to the adoption of the systems of Azipod propulsion, in the order of 20% of reduction in the fuel burnups. “The extreme conditions of the Arctic Polar Circle - it has found Veli-Matti Reinikkala, in charge of the ABB division Process Automation - demand a constant availability of energy and the efficiency of all the systems of edge. Solutions ABB assure the reliability and the necessary maneuverability for this type operations. This agreement is for we an important milestone that it emphasizes our excellent reputation in the Russian market as partner reliable in along period and strengthens our total leadership like suppliers of destined systems of propulsion to the ships icebreaker”.

In particular, ABB will supply systems of generation and integrated distribution of power, the motors of the pumps anti fire and the system of propulsion from 25 megawatt. The system of propulsion is composed of two Azipod unit (power 2 x 7,5 MW) more a system than traditional propulsion with fixed pitch propeller to centronave that it distributes a power of 10 megawatt. All these Azipod units are planned in order to support the necessary performances to the extreme conditions of the Sea Glacial Arctic with class RMRS (Russian Maritime Register of Shipping) Icebreaker-8. The supplies are previewed for 2013, while the ship will be delivered to Rosmorport in 2015.

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