Tec-Source EECS

Electrical Engineering & Consultancy Services

Topaz Marine have contracted Tec-source EECS to update the ships single line electrical diagram and estimated electrical load schedule to determine if the ships have sufficient power generation capacity to allow the installation of a second stern thruster in the first phase of the plan to upgrade the vessels from DP2to DP3.

Jura was built at Ferguson Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow  in 1995 and Islay at the Kvaerner Govan yard in Glasgow (Now Bae Systems) in the same year.

The ships are powered by 2 off  shaft alternators and two auxiliary generators rated at 1950kW & 335kW respectively.

The switchboards have a semi automatic control system that allows the selection of a number of modes to match the operations of the ship. For DP3 consideration the two critical modes are discharging cargo whilst maintaining position at the rig or holding position whilst in anchor handling mode.

Marine Consultants, Clark and Standfield, have engaged Tec-source EECS to review the electrical specification, and design drawings for the  floating dock being built for Qatar Petroleum. The dock which will be 163M x 38M is part of the man made Ras Laffan Port.

The dock will be fitted with a state of the art Docking Control  System which will enable the automatic preparation of pumping plans using principal characteristics of ships (or hydrostatic data when known), their blocking length, weight and centre, docking draft and position.