Energy efficiency in transportation

Making energy go further

Nearly 80 percent of global trade by volume is transported by sea, and the boom in international trade over the past decade has pushed the industry's carbon emissions to more than 3 percent of global emissions - comparable to a major national economy.
ABB is a leading solutions provider for electric power and propulsion systems for ships at sea, including Azipod, which can increase energy efficiency by 10-15 percent compared to conventional propulsion systems.

ABB also has a comprehensive rail offering that compliments many of today’s large, pioneering infrastructure projects as well as retrofitting inefficient older systems. This includes solutions from rolling stock to power supply and control systems, and grid solutions like FACTS, which maintains power quality and improves energy efficiency over existing infrastructure.

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  • ABB's Azipod® system enhances propulsion in marine vessels up to 15 percent compared with other technologies

Case studies

Sinorail Bohai Train Ferry Co., China

ABB provided Azipod power and propulsion solutions for three new ferries linking the Chinese cities of Dalian and Yantai across the Gulf of Bohai, a distance of 185 kilometers. The ferries use at least 20 percent less fuel than similar vessels with traditional mechanical propulsion arrangements, and are also more maneuverable, quieter and have more space on board. “We have three ferries equipped with Compact Azipod. Each ferry can save roughly four tons of fuel oil, which equates to an annual saving of approximately 15 million yuan” ($2.2 million) - Meng Guang Li, technical director, Sinorail Bohai Train Ferry Co.

Deutsche Bahn, Germany

ABB has developed a new traction converter to refurbish the first fleet of high-speed InterCityExpress trains operated by Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s national rail operator. This is the first project worldwide involving the exchange of high-speed train converters while leaving all other components of the traction chain and all interfaces unchanged. The converter, developed within just 13 months, has cut energy consumption by at least 12 percent and minimizes stress on the motors, considerably reducing operating and maintenance costs.

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