Ulstein Power & Control announced it has been contracted by Chinese shipbuilder AVIC Weihai Shipyard Co. Ltd. to deliver power and control for two subsea rock installation vessels for offshore dredging and construction specialist Jan De Nul Group.
According to Ulstein Power & Control, the scope of its delivery includes the power package consisting of generators, switchboards, motor control center, thruster frequency converters and motors, the automation system ULSTEIN IAS, DP system and thruster control, as well as the commissioning. Ulstein will deliver the products and systems in 2016.
Upon delivery in 2017, the new build vessels, which measure 95 meters in length and 22 meters in beam, will be used for rock installation to protect cables and other subsea structures at depths up to 600 meters.
Ulstein Group CEO, Gunvor Ulstein, noted that the contract brings Ulstein into a new segment, exhibiting the flexibility of its systems and solutions portfolio. She added that the design area in Ulstein Group recently delivered design and solutions for a ship in this segment.