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Converteam to supply IPS for Mobile Landing Platform ships

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mlp2Converteam is to design and supply the complete electric power, propulsion and vessel automation system for the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) program.

Shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO has commissioned Converteam to provide a highly capable and flexible IPS  (integrated power system0 including the tandem propulsion motor powered by variable frequency drives, as well as the harmonic filters, generators, high voltage switchboards, transformers, automation, azimuthing thruster with dynamic positioning capability, and associated thruster drive and motor.

“We are very pleased to be selected for the MLP program,” said Michael Archibald, president of Converteam Inc. “This most recent contract validates our long-standing partnership with General Dynamics NASSCO, and their continued confidence in Converteam’s expertise in systems integration and our commitment to deliver high-quality technologies.”

There are three scheduled MLP class vessels expected to be delivered between May 2013 and December 2014.

August 3, 2011

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