GE Power Conversion to position Hornbeck vessels with DP technology
PARIS -- Hornbeck Offshore will employ GE Power Conversion’s latest generation DP technology for its four new multipurpose supply vessels (MPSVs). In their role as MPSVs, they can operate as either a subsea construction vessel, capable of performing complex subsea construction operations, or as a resupply and support vessel to ultra-deepwater drilling in the GOM, or anywhere else in the world as required by their charterers.
GE will power, propel and position the new ships by delivering the integrated diesel-electric system, including generators, propulsion and thruster drives, motors, switchboards, LV distribution, transformers, Class 2 DP, power management, alarm and monitoring, vessel control and an integrated bridge system, comprising a comprehensive navigation and communications suite including radars, ECDIS, GMDSS and a full suite of internal and external communications systems.
GE is also equipping Hornbeck’s series of 10 platform supply vessels (PSVs), the first, HOS Red Dawn, was delivered on June 21 of this year, and has been operating successfully ever since.