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ABB To Provide Power Systems, Equipment For Deep Water Drilling Rig

Posted on July 30, 2010

ABB, a power and automation technology group, has received a US$20 million (€15.3 million) order to provide power systems, drilling drive and propulsion systems for a new deep water drilling rig to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) at its shipyard in South Korea. Brazilian ship owner Petroserv will operate the drilling rig, which will be commissioned by early 2012, for Petrobus.

ABB will supply complete electrical systems for the semi-submersible drilling rig, which will be used for oil and gas exploration drilling. The delivery includes power generation and the high and low voltage distribution systems, the drilling drive system, the propulsion drive system and related engineering services.

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