Key role for GE Power Conversion on Hornbeck newbuildsVessel & ROV News // June 7, 2013
GE’s Power Conversion business has been awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida to supply integrated diesel-electric power, propulsion and vessel control systems for two multipurpose supply vessels (MPSVs) with installed horsepower of 12,070 BHP (9,000 kW). Eastern will build the MPSVs for Hornbeck Offshore Services of Covington, La. The new contract is for the first of two multipurpose support vessels for the company.
The vessel control systems include Class 2 Dynamic Positioning (DP), power management, alarm and monitoring, vessel control and an integrated bridge system comprising navigation and communication equipment.