General Dynamics NASSCO has commissioned Converteam to supply integrated power systems to the U.S. Navy, a move that follows the engineering solutions company’s multimillion-dollar contract to design and supply the complete electric power, propulsion and vessel automation system for the Mobile Landing Platform program.
The contract will allow Converteam to provide a flexible IPS, including the tandem propulsion motor powered by variable frequency drives, harmonic filters and high-voltage switchboards. Its comprehensive offering from design to commissioning and training will allow Converteam to become the shipbuilder and owner’s single point of contact for through-life service and support of the vessels anywhere in the world.
“We are very pleased to be selected for the MLP program,” said Michael Archibald, president of Converteam Inc. “This most recent contract validates our long-standing partnership with General Dynamics NASSCO and their continued confidence in Converteam’s expertise in systems integration and our commitment to deliver high-quality technologies.”
The contract performance and engineering design will be performed in Pittsburgh, Pa., with the vessels built and commissioned at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, Calif. Three scheduled class vessels are expected to be delivered between May 2013 and December 2014.