NES to deliver diesel-electric propulsion system for new service operation vessel

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Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has signed a contract with Havyard Design & Solutions to deliver a complete diesel-electric propulsion solution for Esvagt’s new HD 831 service operation vessel. The scope of delivery comprises six generators (615-990kW); two main propulsion motors (1,000kW); two electric motors for tunnel thrusters (1,200kW); Quadro Drive frequency converters; main switchboard (690V-440V-230V); EMSB (690/230V); transformers; blackout safety system; and remote assistance system. In addition, NES is responsible for engineering and commissioning of the system. The vessel will be built at Astilleros Zamakona Santurce Shipyard in Spain and will be ready for delivery in August 2019. Esvagt has signed a contract with wind-power company MHI Vestas and the ship will operate at the offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht. “NES’s goal is to design and deliver innovative, reliable, effective and environmentally friendly solutions as well as performing the best possible service for the customer,” said Henry Myhre, the project’s sales representative. “Esvagt is a demanding and interesting customer to work with and they have high expectations when it comes to reliability and continuity. We appreciate the cooperation we have with Esvagt. This keeps us on our toes and contributes to developing us as a systems integrator.”

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