BAE Systems picks Siemens for MSSCV diesel electric solution

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Marin Teknikk MT6022

APRIL 16, 2014 — Siemens Industry has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to supply its Blue Drive low voltage diesel electric propulsion solution for the Multipurpose Subsea Support and Construction Vessel (MSSCV) to be built by BAE Systems Mobile, AL, shipyard for Oceaneering International.

The DP2 MSSCV will be built to the MT6022 design from Norway’s Marin Teknikk. The vessel will have a length of 353 ft, a beam of 72 ft beam and a 250-ton active heave compensated crane capable of reaching 4,000 meter water depth, accommodations for 110 personnel and a working moonpool. The vessel will be outfitted with two 13,000 foot rated Oceaneering work class remotely operated vehicles.

The vessel will be equipped with Siemens True 24 pulse Blue Drive low voltage DEP solution which improves reliability due to failsafe features that will increase fuel efficiency, provide ultra-low THD on the vessels main 690 V Power Distribution System and overall safe and ease of operation for the vessel and crew.

The Siemens integrated propulsion solution will also include the main generators, vessel automation, switchboards, power management, drive transformers and propulsion motors.

“Siemens is committed to the growing demand in the marine industry. Products and systems such as our Blue Drive, Integrated Alarm System (IAS 400) and integrated Power Management (PMA300) provide owners and operators with advanced technologies giving them the most fuel efficient, safe and productive vessels possible,” says Doug Keith, president, Drive Technologies division, Siemens Industry.

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