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Oceaneering celebrates major milestone for first ship designed with GE Transportation's new breakthrough marine diesel engines

Oceaneering recently celebrated the keel laying ceremony, held at the BAE Systems Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., for the first ship to be outfitted with GE Transportation’s newest marine engines.  The new engines meet EPA Tier 4i and IMO Tier III Emissions standards --reducing NOx emissions by 70 percent when compared to EPA Tier 2 or IMO Tier II.   

The keel laying ceremony is the first step in the actual construction of a ship.  It is the proud moment when vision, commitment and imagination begin to transform into reality. It is considered by many only second in importance to the launching.

Oceaneering is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry with a focus on deep-water applications.   

GE Marine’s breakthrough engine technology eliminates the need for a Selective Catalytic Reduction system (SCR) exhaust gas after-treatment and storing or using urea aboard a vessel, thereby preserving cargo and tank space.  

“GE efficiently and effectively addressed our need for new technology that met the EPA’s Tier 4i emission standard. They are the ideal partner for us because the team created a solution that allowed us to meet the new regulation without adding additional exhaust after-treatment equipment and operational expenses to our vessel. The GE solution utilizing the V250 marine diesel engines was exactly what we were looking for to avoid having to use the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) equipment in our vessel design." – Oceaneering International

Oceaneering specified five new GE Marine 12V250 Marine diesel engines to be integrated into gensets to power its new Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) vessel.   GE Marine’s distributor, Cummins Mid-South, LLC, integrated the GE Marine 12V250 engines into the required gensets.

This state-of-the–art vessel designed by Marin Teknikk in Norway and being built by BAE Systems is to be named “MSV Ocean Evolution”.

The MSV Ocean Evolution is expected to launch in early 2016.

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