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Siemens Reaching New Depths

Posted on March 15, 2012

Siemens has received an order for the supply of two complete power packages for Statoil’s two new semi-submersible drilling units – Cat D.

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME), a shipbuilder headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, is the purchaser, and Songa Rig AS, the Norwegian branch of the drilling contractor Songa Offshore SE, is the customer.

The new drilling units for Songa Rig are specially designed for Statoil for production and development drilling in fields with water depths between 100 and 500 m, and are capable of drilling to depths of 8500 m below the sea floor. The rigs will start their mid-water operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in 2014.

Siemens scope of supply consists of electric generators, medium- and low-voltage switchgear and motor control center (MCC) and distribution transformers, as well as complete drilling drive line-up with cooling and braking resistor skids, thruster drives and motors and uninterruptible power systems, Siemens said. The system will be designed according to the latest rules and regulations for operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

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