Brazilian PSVs Gain GE Power and Positioning

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
The next generation of platform supply vessels, pictured here, are equipped with GE Power Conversion's dynamic positioning and vessel automation technologies.

It’s a powerful proposal. Keeping a 90-meter, 4,500-deadweight capacity platform supply vessel (PSV) stationary only a few meters from an oil and gas platform, as it transfers fluids, equipment and personnel in challenging weather conditions, is as much about power as it is about precision.

With GE Power Conversion's dynamic positioning and vessel automation technologies, the Brazilian Shipyard Detroit Brasil Ltda. is constructing the next generation of PSVs for Brazilian operator Starnav Serviços Marítimos Ltda. The ships will operate under a long-term arrangement with Brazilian oil giant Petrobras. GE’s newest advancements in dynamic positioning and vessel automation will enable the ships to perform such operations with stability, safety and precision and will substantially contribute to the ships' overall efficiency and operational effectiveness.

Carlos Eduardo Pereira, general director at Starnav Serviços Marítimos Ltda. said, “We insist on having the very best in terms of performance. Second best is just not good enough for the kinds of environments they operate in. Not only does this apply to the worst the ocean can throw at you but it also means that the ships need to be efficient to meet both financial and environmental concerns. Offering a total solution means you understand the world of the mariner with innovation and technology that makes their life easier, this is where GE Power Conversion excels and why we are proud to be able to have them as a partner.”

Carlos Adrião, marine business director for GE Power Conversion Brazil & Latin America said, “We listen to our customers every day, and we listen to our customers’ customers. Moreover, we put what they say to work through our understanding of how to provide a complete marine solution. It is a matter of pride to be able to say that our reputation is made with every successful trip of the PSVs to support their platforms. A PSV will be operating for possibly decades; we need to make sure that the technologies we provide them today will keep them competitive tomorrow. “

In taking a global view of the ship while listening to customers and understanding the challenges of tomorrow, GE Power Conversion experts are more than ever before powering, propelling and positioning the marine industry.

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