GE to Showcase at Kormarine 2013

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

GE’s Global Offshore and Marine business powers and propels ships, keeping them in position at the touch of button. The Korean naval, offshore and merchant, shipbuilding industry, one of the largest and most important in the world, has long since recognized the benefit that GE’s experience and technology can deliver—partnering together for 30 years. That is why Kormarine 2013 is one of the key events where GE will showcase its latest advancements in diesel engines, gas turbines and dynamic positioning solutions, all designed to deliver reliability, fuel efficiency, lower maintenance and life cycle costs.

SB Ahn, GE’s Global Offshore and Marine leader said, “GE provides solutions that affect vessels and marine installations from stem to stern and from ocean to sea bed. With the launch of our Global Offshore Marine organization, based here in Korea, we are continuing to strengthen our relationships with Korean shipbuilders. Together we have delivered naval and merchant vessels and offshore installations that can operate efficiently, reducing emissions and meeting critical environmental regulations. At Kormarine 2013, we will share our cutting-edge solutions that will continue to meet the challenges that the naval and marine industry faces—powering, propelling and positioning them now and in the future.”

Key innovations on display at the show include:

Power
•Since LM gas turbines offer power density, low emissions, rapid start up and fuel flexibility, they are used in a wide range of military and commercial ship applications. LM gas turbines meet both International Maritime Organization and Unites States Environmental Protection Agency emissions requirements. The GE LM2500 is one of the world’s most popular marine gas turbines, powering more than 400 ships in 33 world navies including the Republic of Korea Navy.
•LM500 gas turbines were selected to power the ROK Navy’s PKX-B patrol boat program. Potential gas turbine propulsion system value over the life of the 34-ship PKX-B program is approximately $400 million.
•Turbomachinery continues to provide reliable operations with more than 175 centrifugal compressors and 100 gas turbines in use in floating production applications worldwide including the world’s first FLNG projects in Australia (Prelude) and Malaysia (Petronas FLNG).
•Committed to investing in research and development to continuously improve technologies, the latest in medium-speed diesel engines (12 and 16 cylinder V as well as 6 and 8 cylinder inline configurations) reduces emissions by up to 70 percent and meets IMO Tier III in-engine. This breakthrough technology eliminates the need for urea-based after-treatment emissions reduction system as well as offering increased power (1,550 – 4,650 kW) while maintaining low life cycle cost, enhanced reliability and improved fuel efficiency.
•The SeaSmart offshore package for compact, lightweight and proven gas turbine configurations with integrated controls and auxiliaries reduces installation and commissioning times, enhances accessibility and lowers maintenance providing an overall smarter machine delivering reduced OPEX and CAPEX.
•GE exclusively provides the Echogen Power Systems heat-to-power system to enhance GE’s mechanical, hybrid and all-electric propulsion system solutions. The Echogen system boosts efficiency by capturing the heat inherent in the gas turbine or diesel engine exhaust stream and turning it into electricity. This system allows for a more compact, lighter and economical configuration than traditional steam systems.

Propel
•VF-AFE, variable frequency, active-front end drive, reduces SFC consumption up to 15 percent and enables the use of existing technology while driving down maintenance intervals and costs.
•The Inovelis podded thruster is designed to be more efficient for transit mode and dynamic positioning. The compact design improves hull integration, enabling an increased payload, and allows fuel savings of up to 10 percent.
Rolls Royce Marine and GE Power Conversion’s marine business supply large pods to cruise ships and ice class auxiliary vessels. The Mermaid Pod is an electrical pod and propulsion system that offers flexibility in machinery and vessel arrangement. The Mermaid Pod offers improved efficiency combined with excellent maneuverability.

Position
•The latest dynamic positioning (DP) system is more functional and “mariner friendly” than ever before. GE has introduced numerous improvements to facilitate its use, most importantly through the use of a new human-machine interface with a clean and uncluttered control panel that is easy to view and understand. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, an energy efficient DP mode, which saves significant amounts of fuel, reduces equipment wear and tear and increases machinery maintenance intervals. As part of GE’s ecomagination portfolio, the new DP energy efficient mode, one of the finalists in the IET Innovations awards 2013, supports GE’s commitment to deliver cleaner and more efficient sources of energy. Operational costs can be reduced and overall system uptime/availability increased.
•Visor Asset Management system provides immediate access to GE’s global engineering organization and assists ship operations in identifying and allocating onboard concerns and assets in a form that is easy to understand. Visor provides all system information to users on and off board allowing for improved safety and asset management.

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