GE’s Power Conversion business was awarded a contract by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Fl. The contract entails GE supplying integrated diesel-electric power, propulsion and vessel control systems for two multipurpose supply vessels (MPSVs) with installed horsepower of 12,070 BHP (9,000 kW). Eastern will build the MPSVs for Hornbeck Offshore Services of Covington, La. The new contract is for the first of two multipurpose support vessels for the company. The systems include DO2, power management, alarm and monitoring, vessel control and an integrated bridge system.