Kongsberg Maritime has been chosen by world offshore and marine group Keppel Offshore & Marine to supply an intensive and built-in know-how supply for a brand new semi-submersible drilling rig ordered by UK-based drilling contractor Awilco Drilling PLC. The contract is valued at round USD 18 million. Based on the Moss Maritime CS60 ECO MW design, Awilco Drilling’s new rig is designed for harsh surroundings use, and will likely be geared up and authorized for drilling on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, together with the Barents Sea, in water depths as much as 5000ft.
The KONGSBERG know-how supply, which incorporates Dynamic Positioning, automation, security, thruster management and navigation programs is a key enabler of most of the benefits that the cutting-edge design presents.
The improved drilling effectivity and reliability of the CS60 ECO MW will end in decrease OPEX with per day value financial savings in comparison with current semi-submersible rigs. This is aided by an entire KONGSBERG electro package deal together with a hybrid energy system with superior battery know-how, MV Switchboards, Thruster Drives, Drilling Drives and Energy Management programs, contributing considerably to decreasing gasoline oil consumption and minimising CO? and NOx emissions, leading to additional financial savings on associated duties.
Supporting the integral operation effectivity of its design, Awilco Drilling’s new rig will profit from real-time knowledge assist supplied by the Kongsberg Information Management System (Ok-IMS) and a complicated Condition Based Monitoring resolution able to additional decreasing the chance of downtime and delivering certification effectivity. Ok-IMS will allow Awilco Drilling and its shoppers to utilise extra shore-based competence for interpretation of i.e., effectively knowledge, enabling enhanced assist, drilling effectivity and rig efficiency.
Built by KeppelFELS in Singapore the brand new semi-submersible is scheduled for supply in Q1 2021. (Source: Kongsberg Maritime – Image: MOSS)
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