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    Alstom provides diesel electric solution for latest Otto Candies support

    Vessel & ROV News // October 11, 2002
    Alstom has secured a contract to supply electrical systems for a vessel being built for Otto Candies by the de Hoop shipyard in the Netherlands.

    The order includes a simplex dynamic positioning (DP) system from Alstom's 'A' series, plus manual thrusters controls and an independent joystick, for an NB400 offshore support vessel. It brings the number of Alstom orders either delivered or currently in place with de Hoop to eight vessel sets.

    This DP order comes on the back of an earlier contract for the same vessel, to supply variable speed drives from Alstom's MV3000 liquid cooled range, plus transformers and motors for the two main 900kW azimuth thrusters.

    Alstom is also providing a star delta starter and motor for the 448kW CPP tunnel thrusters. The MV3000 range of LV PWM invertors are capable of 3,600kW at up to 690V.

    Two of Otto Candies' diving support vessels built by de Hoop - the Caballo de Mar and Caballo de Trabajo - are now in service, having been fitted with ALSTOM duplex dynamic positioning and electric propulsion equipment.

    Alstom is also supplying similar equipment for Otto Candies vessels to be built at Houma Fabricators-Shipyard de Hoop in Louisiana and the Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Company in Mobile, Alabama.

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