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ABB India wins order for power distribution system from Samskip Group

ABB India Ltd on Thursday said it has won an order from Netherlands-based Samskip Group to power the company’s new hydrogen-powered container ships.

The order is for power, propulsion and automation systems for Samskip Group’s hydrogen-powered container ships, ABB India said in a filing with the stock exchanges. According to the order, ABB will supply a complete power distribution system for Samskip Group’s two newly built short sea container ships.

These ships will be the first of their kind in the world to use hydrogen as fuel, which is also a clean and renewable fuel source.

The vessels will be 135 meters long and will be built by India’s largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility, Cochin Shipyard Ltd. These vessels will be delivered in the third and fourth quarter of calendar year 2025, respectively.

Additionally, the two ships will operate over a distance of almost 700 nautical miles, which would cover the region between the Oslofjord and Rotterdam.

ABB’s comprehensive offering includes the new compact version of the ABB Onboard DC Grid power distribution system, which ensures that energy will be used at an optimal level on board.

The said vessels will also showcase ABB’s energy storage control solution, with ABB Ability System 800xA, a cutting-edge automation technology that ensures seamless operation of onboard equipment, the company said.

The Samskip Group vessels will have a 3.2 MW hydrogen fuel cell each, with diesel generators installed for back-up purposes.

Samskip Group is a European multinational transportation solutions provider headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It provides land, sea, rail and air transportation services through its offices in 24 countries.

Shares of ABB India were trading 1.6 per cent lower at Rs 4,260.95 per piece on the BSE at 2:28 pm on Thursday.


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