Siemens to supply power solutions for units

Siemens has received an order for the supply of two complete power packages for Statoil’s two new semi-submersible drilling units – Cat D. The purchaser is Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) and the end customer is Songa Rig AS, the Norwegian branch of the drilling contractor Songa Offshore SE. The rigs will start their assignments for the operator Statoil in mid-water operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in 2014. These new drilling units for Songa Rig are specially designed for Statoil for production and development drilling in fields with water depths between 100 and 500m, and are capable of drilling to depths of 8500m below the sea floor. As per the contract, Siemens will supply electric generators, medium- and low-voltage switchgear and MCC (motor control center), distribution transformers as well as complete drilling drive line-up with cooling and braking resistor skids, thruster drives and motors and uninterruptible power systems. The system will be designed according to the latest rules and regulations for operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

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