GE Power Conversion has collaborated with Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard to provide the power and propulsion, dynamic positioning, and vessel management systems for two revolutionary Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) for Dutch Acta Marine.
The next generation of ships is expected to be the first in the offshore wind industry to use methanol and marine diesel/hydrogenated vegetable oil (MDO/HVO) as dual fuels. With the SeaGreen battery energy storage and electric propulsion systems from GE Power Conversion, the new vessels may be able to drastically cut their carbon impact.
The two new CSOVs for wind farms will be used to assist with offshore wind farm projects during building, commissioning, and ongoing maintenance.
Among the many products offered by GE Power Conversion is the high-power SeaPulse LV3 series of converters, used in a variety of applications including thruster drive and energy storage. GE’s SeaStream Dynamic Positioning (DP) system, which features the newly released “All Speed Wind Farm Mode,” is another example of the company’s cutting-edge technology. It is the DP system of choice for many offshore wind vessels.
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