Kongsberg wins offshore orders

08 Jul 2013
Kongsberg will supply a range of systems for two drilling rigs and a drillship

Kongsberg will supply a range of systems for two drilling rigs and a drillship

Kongsberg Maritime has won an NOK150m (£16.25m) order to supply a range of its offshore systems for China’s CIMC Yantai Raffles and STX Offshore and Shipbuilding.

The company will supply Dynamic Positioning (DP), automation, new generation safety system, integrated navigation, hydroacoustic positioning and the latest riser management solutions.

Tor Erik Sørensen, EVP sales, marketing and international operations, Kongsberg Marine, said: "Kongsberg Maritime has close cooperation with CIMC Yantai Raffles and has already delivered six systems to advanced drilling units at this yard. The latest round of contracts reflects our strong position in the advanced offshore vessel and drilling rig market.”

"The orders strengthen our position in China for advanced projects in the oil and gas sector. We are supplying all key positioning and automation systems, while the Riser Management Systems are designed and delivered by our sister company, Kongsberg Oil and Gas Technologies."

The systems will be used for two new Frigstad D90 Design drilling rigs and one Bassoe Technology BT-UDS Design drillship, which are destined for operation in the Brazilian offshore oil and gas sector and Gulf of Mexico.

Both projects are designed according to DNV Dynpos Autro, IMO DP Class 3, and will operate in water depths up to 3,000m. The rigs are due to be delivered to the owner, Frigstad Drilling, in Q1 and Q3 of 2016, and to Sigma Drilling in Q2 of 2015.

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