GE Power Conversion Unveils Breakthrough Solutions for Marine Applications at Offshore Technology Conference

• Innovations in Propulsion and Drives, Dynamic Positioning, Supervision and Control Are All Designed to Improve Performance and Efficiency

• GE Is Exhibiting at Booth 3163 at OTC 2013, Houston, May 6-9

PARIS — Improved performance, efficiency and sustainability all figure strongly in the new solutions that GE's Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) is unveiling at OTC 2013, the Offshore Technology Conference taking place in Houston, Texas, on May 6-9.

Technology innovations that the company will display in its exhibition booth, 3163, in Hall C, include:

• Enhanced Dynamic Positioning system with energy-efficiency mode that puts vessel control back in the hands of the mariner.

• Upgraded supervisory system, Visor-Insight, designed to increase the availability and reliability of drives, machines and control systems operating in the field, and which incorporates an extremely powerful advanced data gathering, distribution and management tool set for offshore vessel operators.

• The next generation of the Inovelis™ podded thruster with better fuel efficiency and overall performance that could change the way the industry views propulsion technology.

• More efficient power and propulsion system that reduces fuel consumption by optimizing engine speed on platform support vessels utilizing the latest in variable frequency active front end, VF-AFE, drives.

"We are pleased to showcase our new solutions that will deliver measurable savings for the industry at this year’s OTC," says Paul English, marine leader GE Power Conversion. "GE Power Conversion is listening to customers' needs and is becoming the partner of choice for shipyards, owners and operators. We strive to deliver technologies that improve overall performance and efficiency while meeting strict environmental legislation."

About GE Power Conversion

GE’s Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electrification of the world's energy infrastructure by designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today's industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future. Serving specialized sectors such as energy, marine, oil and gas, renewables and industry, through customized solutions and advanced technologies, GE Power Conversion partners with customers to maximize efficiency. To learn more, please visit

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Media contacts:

Paul Floren, GE

Power Conversion, External Affairs

Phone: +33 620 711 421

Email: [email protected]

Carsten Ritter, GE

Power Conversion, Communications

Phone: +49 (0) 307 622 3173

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