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Peruvian Navy gets GE technology

28th April 2016 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Peruvian Navy has received a suite of solutions from GE for its first research vessel, GE announced on 26 April.

The ship is currently under construction at the Freire Shipyard in Vigo, and once complete it will be used by the Peruvian Navy for research in the Polar Regions.

GE-supplied systems being installed on the vessel include the electric power and propulsion system and the SeaStream Dynamic Positioning (DP) and automation system.

GE’s low-voltage electric propulsion system includes generators, switchboard, MV3000 variable frequency drives and motors. The anti-vibration motor will help meet the DNV GL’s maritime Silent-A Class notation, enabling the vessel to perform research tasks effectively.

Together with the SeaStream DP, the propulsion system offers fuel efficiency by allowing systems to stand by, which results in lower fuel consumption.

Tim Schweikert, president and CEO, GE’s Marine Solutions business, said: 'GE’s vast experience in providing similar solutions has allowed us to help the Peruvian Navy build an advanced research ship that will operate efficiently, reliably and with minimal environmental impact even in the most hostile environments. We are proud to be a part of this project, which satisfactorily meets the demands of our customer and as a result, enhances our ongoing relationship with Freire Shipyard.'

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