MAN Diesel & Turbo and Aspin Kemp Associates (AKA) have received an order in connection with the building of a multi-purpose supply vessel for a federal Russian agency. Delivery is scheduled for March 2018 in St. Petersburg and marks the first collaboration between the two partners since MAN Diesel & Turbo bought a 40% share in AKA in June 2017. The order comprises four MAN 7L21/31 gensets, including alternators, with AKAs scope of supply for the order covering: the complete 690V main switchboard; 690V-to-400V transformers; electric motors for main props and thrusters; frequency converters for electric motors; and the drive control and power-management systems. AKA CEO, Jason Aspin, said: We are excited to deliver on this first order together with our new partner, MAN Diesel & Turbo. Our expertise in energy management and electrical system integration, combined with MANs vast experience in powertrain solutions, allows us to deliver a completely integrated power and propulsion system for this vessel, making it a win-win-win between our partnership and this client.
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