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GBS to Upgrade the Dredge CURRITUCK’S Electrical System to Include Power Management

On 10 Feb 2022, The GBS Group was awarded a Task Order under the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) that supports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), for Electrical and Electronic System Support of maintenance, upgrade, alteration, and retrofit of existing USACE floating plants nationwide.  The Task Order is for the procurement and installation of all electrical components associated with the modification of the electrical system on the Dredge CURRITUCK, which is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District.

The Task Order will modify and upgrade the CURRITUCK’s electrical system to accommodate new diesel generator sets, propulsion engines, stern thrusters, dredge pump engines, electric fire pump and electric bow thrusters.  The upgrade will include a Power Management System (PMS) for the generators, new  208Y/120VAC Main Switchboards (Port and Starboard), a Motor Controller Center for three phase loads (Port and Starboard), a Shore Power Isolation Transformer (208Y/120 – 208Y/120VAC 100A Service), all cabling, circuit breakers and Lighting/Receptacle equipment and circuits. All equipment, materials and installation shall be in accordance with applicable IEEE, NEMA, NEC, and ANSI standards and codes.

 This is the second Task Order awarded to The GBS Group under this MATOC and both have included significant electrical work for the USACE operating dredge fleet.  “We are finishing up the work on the first Task Order with USACE on the Dredge JADWIN which is going extremely well”, stated Seth Heinrich, Vice President of Maritime Division at GBS and added that “this has been a great relationship between GBS and USACE on the opportunities to support them and upgrade these vessels.  The crews are great to work with as well which makes it even more meaningful for us.”