Converteam to deliver construction vessel DB50 electrical power systems

J. Ray McDermott has awarded Converteam a contract to design, deliver, and commission an integrated package of electrical power systems and associated control systems for the deepwater DP construction vessel DB50.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- J. Ray McDermott has awarded Converteam a contract to design, deliver, and commission an integrated package of electrical power systems and associated control systems for the deepwater DP construction vessel DB50.

The company will replace the vessel’s entire power plant, including new generators sets, switchboards, and thrusters. The four existing 2.4 megawatt controllable pitch thrusters will be replaced by six, 2.4 megawatt fixed pitch/variable speed thrusters driven by Converteam’s MV3000 PWM drive.

Converteam will also be responsible for other power generation and propulsion system electrical elements, including generators, 6.6kV switchboards, transformers, and thruster motors. The company will supply low voltage switchboards and soft starter cubicles.

J. Ray McDermott has selected Converteam’s C-Series control systems for the vessel. These include an extensive dual redundant DP control system, manual thruster controls, and power management/machinery alarm and automation systems.

09/30/2009

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