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GE appoints KDU for Middle East dynamic positioning

Fri 12 May 2017 by Martyn Wingrove

GE appoints KDU for Middle East dynamic positioning
GEs latest SeaStream DP system

GEs Marine Solutions has appointed KDU Worldwide as a reseller of its SeaStream and SeaLyte dynamic positioning systems.

The agreement means KDU can sell and service these dynamic positioning (DP) systems in the Middle East, including areas of high offshore support vessel demand in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

GE expects this appointment will mean its DP systems will reach more customers and help local mariners achieve more efficient marine operations.

Tim Schweikert, president and chief executive of GEs Marine Solutions, said this demonstrated the companys commitment to strengthen its position in the region and provide its DP technology to offshore and marine projects.

KDU has supplied complex electrical and automation services for the marine industry since 2005. It provides skilled field service engineers in the region for GEs products.

SeaStream DP system is a mariner-focused solution, enhancing situational awareness and rebalancing attention from system management to true seamanship. The system incorporates an energy-efficient mode, which allows operators to optimise fuel consumption, helping to reduce operational costs and emissions. It uses predictive software to anticipate position variation and uses advanced algorithms to optimise vessel heading to further reduce power consumption.

The SeaLyte solution streamlines tried, tested and trusted SeaStream technology, offering a range of configurable options within a standardised package to help customers achieve their performance goals more cost-effectively.

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