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GE Continues to Deliver Reliable and Efficient Systems, Furthering Partnership with Eastern Shipbuilding Group and Hornbeck Offshore
Brings to 24 the Number of Vessels Built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group Using GE's Power, Propulsion and Control Technologies
PARIS – GE's Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) announced today it has been awarded a contract by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Fla., 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.
"GE's commitment to delivering tailored solutions from design to installation to commissioning and servicing is their building block for our strong relationship with them," says Ken Munroe at Eastern Shipbuilding Group.
Over the last four years, GE has signed seven contracts with Eastern, equipping a total of 24 vessels. Recently, Eastern and Hornbeck launched the first in a series of 10 platform supply vessels (PSVs), which GE also equipped.
The new contract is for the first of two multipurpose support vessels for the company. "GE is at the forefront of powering, propelling and positioning the offshore industry," says Paul English, marine leader, GE Power Conversion. "By listening and understanding customer needs, we are able to build longstanding relationships and partnerships."
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.
English adds, "We are not just a partner for the shipyard. We are also a long-term partner for the vessel owner, Hornbeck. Over the years to come, we'll be there to support them with service support, system enhancements and upgrades. We are there for the life of the vessel."
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