Alstom has been awarded a $20 million order
to supply equipment for 10 new
platform supply vessels which are being built in the U.S.
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. Inc. of Mobile Ala., awarded Alstom the
contract to design, install and commission the fully integrated AC
electrical propulsion and control systems for the 210-ft. support vessels
which will be based in the Gulf of Mexico.
Alstom will also provide support and training at its technical training
facility in Houston, Texas.
The equipment includes Class II DP systems from Alstom's 'A' Series and
vessel control systems, as well as switchboards, transformers and AC
variable speed drive trains. The switchboards will be built in the US,
allowing flexibility during the design phases of the project.
Steve Raynor, Sales Director for Alstom's Marine and Offshore Activity,
said: "We secured this significant contract based on our proven record with
Bender Shipbuilding, having completed a number of orders for them in the
past. We were also the only company which could serve as a single source
supplier for all the DP, vessel management system and propulsion equipment
and provide full support through our training facility in Texas."
The first vessel is due to be delivered in March 2004.