VAASA, Finland – Wärtsilä has signed a five-year technical management and services agreement with Songa Offshore for four Cat-D type semisubmersible drilling rigs operating for Statoil in the North Sea.
The aim is to ensure optimal performance and maximum availability of the Wärtsilä engines and thrusters onboard the rigs, all of which are designed for year-round drilling, completion, testing and intervention operations in harsh conditions.
Wärtsilä is providing Songa Offshore with dynamic maintenance planning and inspections, real-time condition monitoring of engines and thrusters, and equipment analysis reports.
Improved maintenance scheduling, the company adds, leads to better predictability and greater cost efficiency.
TheSonga Equinox, Songa Encourage, Songa Endurance, and Songa Enabler are each equipped with six Wärtsilä 32 engines. Two of the rigs have six Wärtsilä FS3500 steerable thrusters, while the other two have six Wärtsilä FS3510 steerable thrusters.
The agreement also covers solutions from the Wärtsilä Genius range of digital services. With condition based maintenance, Wärtsilä continuously monitors the condition of the engines installed on the rigs to determine service and maintenance needs and thereby reduce operating costs.
In addition, the agreement takes in the Wärtsilä propulsion condition monitoring service, which provides real-time advice and periodic reports concerning the condition of the steerable thrusters, and information pertaining to efficient maintenance planning.