ABB to supply electrical systems for Samsung newbuild vessels

Offshore staff

ZURICH, Switzerland – ABB has won an $80-million order to supply drives, motors, and electrical power systems for five drilling vessels and two LNG carriers to be built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea.

Samsung is building five drill ships (three for Seadrill Ltd. in Norway, one for Pacific Drilling S.A in Brazil, and one for Ensco Plc in the UK) and two LNG carriers for Golar LNG Ltd in the UK.

ABB will deliver complete electrical systems including power generation and distribution equipment and systems, variable frequency drives and motors to power main propulsion systems and thrusters, as well as drives to power the topside drilling equipment.

The projects will be commissioned between 2014 and 2015.

6/29/2012

 

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