Diesel-electric gensets for offshore vessels

By Curious

The engine maker MAN Diesel&Turbo SE stated it is going to equip a series of platform supply ships (PSV) with diesel-electric gensets.
All ships were lately being ordered by Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Limited. The newmade system includes 8 type IMT-997 PSVs, with 4 to be built in Japan by Universal Shipbuilding Corporation and another 4 to be built by EISA Shipyard in Brazil.
The 97m-long, 5,000 dwt newmade are going to be equipped with 4, 6L27/38 MAN gensets, each unit rated at 1,980 kW at 720 rpm. The PSVs is going to be secured with DP2 (dynamic positioning) capability and they are going to have diesel-electric propulsion technologies with azimuth propulsion units. According to MAN, the gensets are going to be constructed by the company´s Korean licensee, Doosan Engine Co. Ltd, with a delivery to the yard due from early 2013 through middle of 2014.