GD Selects Converteam for US Navy MLP Programme

4 August 2011 (Last Updated August 4th, 2011 18:30)

Converteam has been selected by General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO to provide integrated power systems (IPS) to the US Navy. Under the contract, Converteam will also provide an efficient and flexible IPS, including the tandem propulsion motor powered by variable frequency drives. The co

Converteam has been selected by General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO to provide integrated power systems (IPS) to the US Navy.

Under the contract, Converteam will also provide an efficient and flexible IPS, including the tandem propulsion motor powered by variable frequency drives.

The company has also been awarded a contract to design and supply the complete electric power, propulsion and vessel automation system for the mobile landing platform (MLP) programme.

The MLP vessels are a new class of auxiliary support ship, designed to serve as a transfer station or floating pier at sea to deliver equipment and cargo when access to friendly bases is denied.

Converteam has been the IPS supplier for US Navy's DDG 1000, T-AKE, LHD 8 and LHA 6 platforms.