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Siemens supplies propulsion system for research vessel of Oregon State University

With innovative maritime solutions from Siemens, the research vessel which has not been baptized yet will provide an advanced high-tech platform for scientists and educators. The RCRV is designed as an environmentally friendly with low operating noise, is equipped with comprehensive on-board sensors and has a handling system that enables scientific research modules to be lowered into the water and recovered from onboard the vessel. The ship is scheduled to launch in early 2020 and will be operated on the west coast as part of the University of Oregon's Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS).
The new ship will be equipped with the Blue Drive Plus C diesel-electric propulsion (DEP) system from Siemens; this diesel-electric solution provides increased safety, lowers the operating costs, improves the cost efficiency during the life cycle and has a positive impact on the ecological balance sheet. The Siemens scope of delivery also includes the thrusters, the jet engines and the dynamic positioning (DP) system as well as the Ecomain remote diagnostic system, diesel generator units, switchgear and power distribution systems, alarm and monitoring systems.
The marine business of Siemens dates back to the year 1847 when Siemens purchased the "Faraday", a custom-built vessel for cable laying in the Atlantic. In 1877, Siemens installed a generator and a bright arc light on board – a milestone for the shipping industry because electricity was available on board for the first time and allowed the crew to continue their work at night. In 1886, Siemens founder Werner von Siemens built the world's first electrically powered ship, the "Elektra". Today, Siemens continues to successfully implement innovations in the marine industry, for example with vessels like the "F/V Blue North" and the world's first fully electrically powered ferryboat, the "MV Ampere".
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at
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