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Wartsila Power for Six Keppel FELS Offshore Rigs

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 10/7/2005, Location: Asia

Wartsila Corporation has been awarded contracts with a total value of above 50 million EUR, by Keppel FELS Ltd in Singapore for 32 diesel generating sets to power four jack-up rigs and two semi-submersible drilling platforms. The combined output of these orders is about 115 MW. Wartsila will also supply steerable thrusters for the semi-submersible platforms.

The rigs and platforms are being built at Keppel FELS Ltd for the Danish company A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S. The first of the jack-up rigs is due for delivery in the fourth quarter 2007, and the semi-submersible platforms are due to be delivered in 2008 and 2009.

The four jack-up rigs are of the CJ50 design from Marine Structure Consultants. They can operate in water depths of up to 106.7 m, and drill high-pressure wells down to 9144 m. The main power supply on each rig will be provided by four eight-cylinder Wartsila 26 generating sets with a combined electrical output of 9600 kWe.

The two semi-submersible drilling platforms are of the DSS 21 design developed by Keppel and Marine Structure Consultants. They are to be employed for development drilling in deep water up to 3000 m deep and are designed for year round operation in regions such as off West Africa, Brazil, Gulf of Mexico and South East Asia.

Each semi-submersible will have a dynamic positioning system with eight electrically-driven Wartsila Lips steerable thrusters. The platforms will also be able to be attached to a pre-laid mooring system. The semi-submersible platforms will each be equipped with eight 16-cylinder Wartsila 26 generating sets having a combined electrical output of 38,720 kW.

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