A new offshore construction vessel, to be built by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co. will be the first to include ABB’s integrated power and automation solution, which consists of the company’s power, propulsion, and 800xA control and safety system.
These systems will be integrated and run on a single-control system platform for the 5000-ton heavy-lift pipelay construction vessel.
Electric propulsion and electrical and automation systems will be integrated and controlled by ABB’s 800xA distributed control system platform. Additionally, ABB’s advanced power system can run with closed bus in DP3 operations.
The vessel will be delivered in Q1 2018, and is designed for pipelaying, heavy lifting and subsea construction operations.