ABB to supply electrical systems for seven drillships offshore Brazil

Offshore staff

ZURICH, Switzerland – Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. has contracted ABB for the design, supply, supervision of installation, testing, and commissioning of the main electrical systems for seven drillships that will operate offshore Brazil.

The seven vessels are the first in a series of high-efficiency drillships designed for ultra-deepwater operations and to be built by Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz at its shipyard in Espirito Santo, Brazil.

The scope of supply includes complete electrical systems including generators, distribution switchboards, transformers, drives, and motors to power the ships’ thrusters and drilling systems. Equipment deliveries to the shipyard are scheduled for 2013, with the first vessel to be delivered to Sete Brazil in 2Q 2015.


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