ABB has been picked to supply the power and propulsion systems for a new deepwater pipelay vessel.
The vessel, tentatively named Derrick Lay Vessel 2000 (DLV2000), will be constructed at Keppel Singmarine in Singapore and delivered in 2015 to Hydro Marine Services, a subsidiary of McDermott International.
Developed by Keppel’s ship design arm, Marine Technology Development (MTD), DLV2000 will be able to accomodate up to 400 people and will be equipped to support advanced deepwater pipe laying operations in water depths of up to 10,000 ft.
An economical vessel transit speed is expected to be 12 kts with a top speed of 14knts.
ABB will supply an advanced complete power and diesel electric system package, consisting of medium voltage switchboards, generators, diesel generator monitoring systems, transformers, frequency converters, motors and remote diagnostic system.