For each vessel, GE will supply a fully integrated power and propulsion package that includes a MV7000-series induction motor, alternator, converter, transformers and switchboard. Each package is fully tested on a real-time simulator (RTS) that creates conditions at sea at GE Power Conversion’s Power and Control Integration System Centre of Excellence (PCIS COE) in Belfort, France, before being shipped for installation by HHI at its shipyard in Ulsan, Korea.
GE’s MV7000 drive technology delivers efficient and flexible control of electric power, which is some 30 percent more efficient than steam-based mechanical power and is now used across a broad range of applications and industries. The fully integrated package is backed up by a global team with technical expertise.
Since 2006, GE has supplied 37 electrical power and propulsion systems for LNG carriers. Paul English says the company expects further growth in the market and anticipates further opportunities, especially in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and other emerging national economies.
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