IPS Marine Lands New Blue Chip Casino

Jamestown Metal Marine Sales, Inc of Boca Raton, Fla., has awarded Industrial Power Systems, Inc. of Jacksonville.

Fla., a contract for the Main and Propulsion System Switchboard, Emergency Switchboard, Propulsion Motors, and Propulsion Drive Systems for the New Blue Chip Casino Vessel in Michigan City, Ind.

The systems will provide fully integrated and automated control for (4) 1,825 kW diesel generator sets and (4) 1,500 kVA shore power connections.

Work is well under way at IPS Marine's Jacksonville, Fla., facility with delivery of the Main Switchboard scheduled for mid-December, 2004. The propulsion motors and drives will follow within a few weeks and the emergency system will be shipped in mid-2005.

The IPS Marine system follows the design of Guido Perla & Associates and will be UL labeled. It incorporates automatic parallel operation among the generators and shore power sources. A unique feature is the integral but separate propulsion bus. It will include paralleling components from Woodward Governor, protective relays from Basler Electric, ground detection systems by Selco and IPS Marine, circuit breakers by Siemens, propulsion drives by EPD/Siemens, remanufactured GE 752 drive motors, and switchboard instruments from Crompton and Power Measurements, Inc.

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