ABB to power deepwater piplelay vessel
ABB has won a $12-million order to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for the deepwater pipelay vessel, Derrick Lay Vessel 2000 (DLV2000).
ZURICH, Switzerland – ABB has won a $12-million order to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for the deepwater pipelay vessel, Derrick Lay Vessel 2000 (DLV2000).
The vessel will be constructed at Keppel Singmarine in Singapore, and delivered in 2015 to Hydro Marine Services, a subsidiary of McDermott International.
ABB will supply an advanced complete power and diesel electric system package, consisting of medium voltage switchboards, generators, diesel generator monitoring systems, transformers, frequency converters, motors, and remote diagnostic system.
Developed by Keppel’s ship design arm, Marine Technology Development,DLV2000 is equipped to support advanced deepwater pipe laying operations that will allow pipelines to be installed at depths of up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m). It is also able to achieve efficient pipelay rates for long trunklines, operate in severe weather conditions, and provide significant thrust output and power distribution.