L-3 SAM Electronics Supplies Electrical System Package for DanTysk Wind Farm Accommodation Platform
HAMBURG, Germany, January 13, 2014 – L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that together with its associated L-3 companies, it has been awarded a major contract for the supply and installation of the electrical system package on an accommodation platform being built in Kiel, Germany, by Nobiskrug of Rendsburg as part of the DanTysk offshore wind farm project jointly developed by Stadtwerke München (SWM) and Vattenfall.
The accommodation platform for the new wind farm is designed to permanently support O&M personnel for DanTysk with fully equipped individual living quarters that will include general communal and leisure areas, as well as a medical treatment room, technical support space, and offices for management and specialist support staff.
“The DanTysk award marks significant growth opportunities for the L-3 Marine & Power Systems (M&PS) working group led by L-3 SAM Electronics, which includes L-3 ELAC Nautik, L-3 FUNA Global Safety Systems and L-3 JOVYATLAS,” said Juergen Meyer-Pepel, vice president of L-3 SAM Electronics. “Collectively, we provide turnkey technical solutions for the development and maintenance of offshore wind energy farms and associated platforms and are very pleased to be leveraging our capabilities to support this latest renewable energy effort.”
L-3 SAM Electronics’ scope of supply for the 2,500-square-meter platform covers provision of low-voltage switchgear and uninterrupted power supplies inclusive of cabling, all internal communications, IT, entertainment amenities and advanced safety facilities consisting of an automated remote control and monitoring system with alarm functions. Other equipment includes navigational and general lighting systems, type-approved sea marking components, GMDSS communications and a radar system.
Sited 70 km off the isle of Sylt, and one of the first large-scale wind farms to be commissioned in the German sector of the North Sea, the DanTysk venture will comprise 80 wind turbines with a total power output of 288 megawatts. It is expected to provide up to 400,000 homes with green energy.
Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, L-3 SAM Electronics GmbH operates as a part of L-3 Marine & Power Systems and is a subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation. L-3 SAM Electronics is a turnkey supplier of complete electrical systems, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for all types of ships and offshore wind farms. To learn more about L-3 SAM Electronics, please visit the company’s website at www.sam-electronics.de.
Comprising more than 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit its website at www.L-3com.com/MPS
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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