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    Zentech and GEs Marine collaborate to develop new offshore designs

    Company News // September 9, 2016

    GE’s Marine Solutions business and Zentech Inc are to cooperate to provide advanced vessels for their marine and offshore customers.

    Covering a range of vessel types, including self-elevating lift boats, drill ships and semi-submersibles, the agreement leverages the strong capabilities from both companies. Zentech will contribute with its in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in design, GE’s Marine Solutions business will provide smart and advanced engineering expertise and technology in power generation, propulsion and control.

    "GE and Zentech are working together to solve the challenges faced by the industry and meet customer demands for greater levels of coherence in vessel and system design while simultaneously striving to reduce the cost of construction and overall cost of ownership," said the companies in a statement.

    The deal has already started to bear results with a first implementation contract, which sees GE set to deliver its electric power and propulsion, dynamic positioning and vessel control system solutions for Zentech’s Z-210, currently under construction at CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited in China.

    The Z-210 is a self-propelled, self-elevating, DP-2 capable, ABS Class, high-temperature (55 degrees Celsius) rated, four-legged mobile offshore unit capable of operating in water depths of up to 280 feet. Scheduled for delivery in 2018, the Z-210 addresses the growing needs for lift boats in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Far East markets where the production, well intervention and platform support activities require the capability for a wide range of water depths from as shallow as 13ft all the way to 280ft.

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