Siemens Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Deal for Fuel Saving Diesel Electric Systems

Wednesday March 20, 2013

Siemens Industry Inc. (Siemens) says it has won a multimillion dollar contract to provide diesel electric propulsions systems, which it promises can save fuel, for two new platform supply vessels (PSVs).

The PSVs are being built by LEEVAC Shipyards LLC in the U.S. state of Louisiana for Aries Marine Corporation.

“The demands placed on the onboard systems and technologies of today’s PSVs are high as these vessels are specialized and tailored based upon particular machine layouts, power requirements, automation processes, climatic conditions and more,” said David Grucza, Siemens’ marine business manager.

The two 270-foot PSVs will use Siemens Blue multi-drive, low-voltage system, and Siemens says they offer low maintenance costs, high efficiency, and easy operations, as well as lower fuel consumption and less greenhouse gas emissions.

The vessels are scheduled to be delivered in September and December of 2014.

Aries Marine Corporation is based in Louisiana and operates a fleet of 26 vessels supporting drilling operations and other activities in the Gulf of Mexico, according to its website.