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New Electric Drilling Package from MTU

Posted on March 4, 2010

MTU, a division of the Tognum Group, has introduced the Electric Drilling Package (EDP), designed to meet the demands in the search for new petroleum supplies and for better production from exisitng wells, said the company.

Each self-contained packaged features a diesel engine, generator, radiator and control panel mounted on a rigid base frame. The generator is powered by an MTU 12V 4000 G73 engine, capable of producing 1105 kW plus 10% overload capability at 1200 r/min. The unit also feature a common rail fuel injection system that was specifically designed for the oil and gas market from Tognum subsidiary L'Orange.

“The release of this Electric Drilling Package demonstrates MTU’s commitment to the oil and gas market and our focus on becoming a major factor in this segment,” said Rainer Breidenbach, COO of Tognum’s Engines business unit . “These packages are based on decades of experience in oil and gas applications and have been designed to operate anywhere in the world.”

Most modern drilling rigs will use three or more EDPs to provide all of the rig’s power needs -- from the mud pump, drill table and top drive to the lights, heating and air conditioning, said MTU. For rigs with a high power load, multiple EDPs operate in parallel to generate enough power for the peak load demand while also offering the flexibility to take one or more units offline for maintenance or in times of lesser demand.

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