GE has been selected by Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS) to equip its two Jones Act-qualified multipurpose supply vessels (MPSV), constructed at Eastern Shipbuilding.
GE’s scope includes the supply of MKII MV3000 active front end (AFE) drive for both vessels. In addition, GE has also provided its SeaStream dynamic positioning (DP) system for the MPSVs.
Ken Munroe, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Eastern Shipbuilding said, “GE has already provided equipment on more than 20 vessels built by us, which is a testimony of our trust in their solutions. Throughout our long-term relationship, we have been very happy with their high-performance solutions.”
“These are our flagship U.S. MPSVs, and we are delighted to have some of the newest and most-advanced technology from GE equipping them,” said William Krewsky, director of projects and engineering at Hornbeck Offshore. “The solution provided by GE has been met with initial appreciation by our fleet operators during the sea trials and delivery of the lead vessel.”
Tim Schweikert, president and CEO, GE’s Marine Solutions said, “At GE, customers define our success. We are delighted to provide the best of our solutions to enable Eastern Shipbuilding to build the next flagship vessels for HOS. Our longstanding relationship with them is a result of providing years of cutting-edge and reliable solutions, which have met their high standards.”