World News | February 2012
Wärtsilä to supply systems for offshore drilling rigs
Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been contracted to supply the power and positioning system for two new drilling rigs ordered by Songa Offshore AS, the Norwegian arm of the Cyprus-based offshore drilling company.
Magnus Miemois, V-P, Wärtsilä Ship Power, Offshore, said. “Calculating the average load profile for deepwater drilling rigs, the efficiency is approximately three per cent better than those offered by competitors. The high efficiency enables fuel cost savings and offers benefits in terms of reducing CO2 emissions.”