Rolls-Royce to supply rig equipment to Samsung Heavy Industries

Rolls-Royce, which supplies large thrusters and deck machinery to the offshore drilling market, has signed a contract to supply thrusters and deck machinery for two semisubmersible drilling rigs to be built at Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea for Stena Drilling.

Offshore staff

LONDON –Rolls-Royce, which supplies large thrusters and deck machinery to the offshore drilling market, has signed a contract to supply thrusters and deck machinery for two semisubmersible drilling rigs to be built at Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea for Stena Drilling. The contract is valued at £22 million (US$35.6 million).

The rigs, two Moss CS60 harsh-environment semisubmersible drilling rigs, will each be equipped with six underwater mountable UUC 455 FP thrusters, and eight point-mooring systems, as well as control systems from Rolls-Royce.

The new drilling rigs, due for delivery in 2016, are being built for worldwide operations, including in the North Sea. The contract includes options for deliveries to three additional rigs.

10/27/2013

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