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Bakker Sliedrecht awarded contract

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Bakker Sliedrecht has been awarded a contract for the engineering, delivery, and commissioning of the main electrical power package of the offshore installation vessel Orion

Being built for the Belgian dredging specialist DEME at the COSCO Shipyard in China, the vessel features dual-fuel engines capable of running on LNG.

The DP3 vessel will feature an unrivalled combination of exceptionally high transport and load capacity, impressive lifting heights and green technology. Orion will be deployed by DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea for the construction of the largest offshore wind farms and deliver offshore construction services.

With a total installed electrical power of 44 180 kW, Orion will be equipped with a high-tech crane with lifting capacity of 3000 t at more than 50 m. The loads can be lifted to an unrivalled height of more than 170 m. Deck space has been maximised to provide exceptionally high transport and load capacity. The vessel can take the heaviest monopiles, jackets, wind turbine components and structures in a single shipment. With this unmatched combination of high load and lifting capacity, Orion can transport and install the next generation of giant multi-megawatt wind turbines.

Orion will be equipped with the brand-new ABB ACS 880 liquid-cooled low voltage multidrive system. The new model of ABB has a very high power density, yielding a lot of power out of a small footprint. The ABB ACS 880 is maintenance friendly and already compliant with future regulations.

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