GE’s Marine Solutions business and Zentech Inc are to co-operate to provide advanced vessels for their marine and offshore customers, including self-elevating liftboats, drillships and semi-submersibles. Zentech will contribute with its in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in design, and GE’s Marine Solutions business will provide smart and advanced engineering expertise and technology in power generation, propulsion and control.
The deal has already started to bear results with a first contract, which sees GE set to deliver its electric power and propulsion, dynamic positioning and vessel control system solutions for Zentech’s Z-210, which is currently under construction at CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Ltd in China. The Z-210 is a self-propelled, self-elevating, DP2, ABS-classed, high temperature (55°C), four-legged mobile offshore unit capable of operating in water depths of up to 85m. Scheduled for delivery in 2018, the Z-210 addresses the growing needs for liftboats in the Middle East, South East Asia and Far East markets where the production, well intervention and platform support activities require the capability for a wide range of water depths from as shallow as 4m to 85m.