Siemens Netherlands, GustoMSC team to market electric jacking system

Siemens Netherlands and GustoMSC have partnered to offer electrically powered rack and pinion systems for jackup units.

Offshore staff

MUNICH, Germany -- Siemens Netherlands and GustoMSC have partnered to offer electrically powered rack and pinion systems for jackup units. The variable-speed-driven rack and pinion systems, jointly developed by the companies, are used to lift drilling vessels and platforms above sea level, making them impervious to waves.

The frequency-controlled electrical drives can position the legs of the drilling vessel or platform on the seabed faster and more accurately than conventional systems, the companies say.

01/14/2010

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