ABB awarded contract for Groupe Bourbon PSVs

Equipment & Technology - September 29, 2003

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ABB's Marine business unit in Norway has been awarded a contract from Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co Ltd in China to supply integrated electrical systems and services for four diesel-electric Platform Support Vessels to be built for offshore division of GroupeBourbon (France). The contract also includes an option for similar deliveries to four additional vessels.

Groupe Bourbon offshore division's new PSVs, of GPA 670 design from Guido Perla & Associates, will be equipped with environmentally friendly diesel-electric propulsion and dynamic positioning (DP) systems for superior operational performance. As Integrated Electric System Vendor, ABB will supply a complete electro-technical solution that also includes dynamic positioning, thruster control and automation from Kongsberg Maritime.

Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled for the beginning of second quarter of 2005, with the remaining deliveries at intervals of approximately three months.

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