The vessel COSCO Shipping Universe has broken the record for China’s largest container ship, offering 21,237 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) of cargo space. All the main and auxiliary engines of the Universe series are equipped with ABB turbochargers to assure optimal performance and fuel efficiency.
ABB Turbocharging is a key strategic partner for COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co. Ltd, with ABB turbochargers selected for all main and auxiliary engines across six 21,000 TEU container ships being delivered for the Universe series by 2019. Hundreds of ABB turbochargers are in operation across the extensive COSCO SHIPPING Lines fleet.
The first flagship mega container ship in the Universe series, COSCO Shipping Universe, was delivered in June 2018 by Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. The vessel is equipped with three ABB A180-L two-stroke turbochargers to match the diesel main engine and four ABB TPL 67-C33 four-stroke turbochargers to match four auxiliary engines.
Oliver Riemenschneider, Managing Director, ABB Turbocharging, said it was an honor to support COSCO SHIPPING Lines, which is the largest container shipping operator in Asia and fourth largest globally, with the fleet.
“We are proud to support COSCO SHIPPING Lines, with premium ABB turbochargers selected for all of the main and auxiliary engines across the six mega container ships in the Universe series, including the record-breaking COSCO Shipping Universe recently delivered,” he said.
“The ABB turbochargers on COSCO Shipping Universe will support maximum performance and fuel efficiency, in addition to contributing to COSCO SHIPPING Lines pursuing green shipping practices for long-term success. We foresee the ABB turbochargers on the forthcoming mega container ships in the Universe series contributing similar viable operational gains.”
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