Diesel Electric Propulsion for Liftboat a NES ‘Belt & Braces’ Solution

By George Backwell at August 24, 2013 04:37
Filed Under: drive systems, Offshore
A diesel electric propulsion system from a fairly new company based in Bergen, Norwegian Electric Systems (NES), is to be installed in the self-elevating work and accommodation barge ‘GMS Enterprise’ now under construction in the Middle East by Gulf Marine Services (GMS). The propulsion system for the DP2 rig is NES’s proprietary Quadro Drive® VFD, which gives an exceptional level of safety redundancy with its Black Out Safety System (dubbed B.O.S.S.).Quadro Drive® The Quadro Drive®, explains the manufacturers, is specially designed for ship installation and meant to set the standard of next generation propulsion converters; there is no need for a large transformer, as there is just one unit to install, making installation much easier and less expensive. Quadro Drive® typology: Rendering courtesy of NES A modular-based system is the cornerstone of the Quadro Drive® which gives possibilities for interchangeable parts, and an option of derating the d... [More]

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