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Wärtsilä to supply two new Statoil rigs
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 16:15

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the power and positioning system for two new drilling rigs ordered by Songa Offshore, the Norwegian arm of the Cyprus-based offshore drilling company.

The cat-D semi-submersible rigs are tailor-designed for use by Statoil in mid-water segments, and are being built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. The semi-submersible rigs are custom designed for efficient year-round drilling, completion, testing and intervention operations in harsh environments and arctic conditions. They will be operated on the Norwegian Continental Shelf by Statoil, the international energy company headquartered in Norway.

Wärtsilä will supply each rig with a total of six 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 engines in V-configuration with ancillaries, and six Wärtsilä FS3500 main steerable thrusters, as well as the integration of the entire system. Additionally, the engines and thrusters will be equipped with Wärtsilä’s unique condition monitoring system. Delivery will begin in 2012 and the first rig is scheduled to be operational during 2014. Wärtsilä has an option for two further rigs.

The rigs meet the Det Norske Veritas CLEAN-DESIGN criteria, meaning that the Wärtsilä engines are IMO Tier 2 compliant.

For further information contact:

Wärtsilä Corporation, Finland

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