GE Power Conversion Inks Petrobas Drilling Rig Contracts

Press Release
Monday, October 01, 2012
Semi-submersible: Image credit GE Power Conversion

GE’s Power Conversion Business signs US$120-million contracts to support Petrobras’ Pre-Salt Drilling Program.

GE’s Power Conversion business has been selected by Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, a leading designer and builder of high-performance mobile offshore rigs, to supply the electrical power generation, thruster and drilling drive technology for six new semi-submersible drilling rigs for Brazil.

Brazil is one of the world’s largest oil producers, and its national oil company Petrobras has plans for $224 billion in capital expenditures from 2011 to 2015. Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. recently announced that it had secured contracts from Sete Brasil Participações S.A. for the design and construction of semi-submersible drilling rigs based on Keppel’s proprietary DSS™ 38E design. With the first rig scheduled to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2015, the deepwater drilling rigs will support the exploration of Brazil’s estimated 50 billion barrels of deep-sea oil and gas reserves.

One of the major benefits of Power Conversion’s diesel electric power and propulsion technology is the flexibility to place components, such as diesel generator sets, switchboards and drives at their most efficient location. Besides an efficient layout, it also is easy to create separated compartments to fulfill safety and redundancy requirements. Combined with redundant power and control cabling to and from all electrical systems, this creates an optimal installation that will meet the most stringent regulatory requirements. It is possible to design a vessel so that flooding or fire in a specific compartment will not lead to a blackout of the total propulsion system or power supply system. Controlled-specified operation can continue to ensure the safety and availability of the vessel.






 


Contracts

Weak Freight Rates push Grindrod to H1 loss

Africa's biggest shipping group Grindrod reported a first-half loss on Thursday, pressured by low global growth and declining dry bulk shipping rates but it expects

J.F. Lehman Acquires Heavy Equipment Group of Oldenburg Group

J.F. Lehman & Company (“JFLCO”) has signed a definitive agreement with Oldenburg Group Incorporated to acquire its Heavy Equipment Group, including both its defense and mining business units.

New Crane Orders for Huisman

Huisman has secured new crane contracts with a total value of around 300 million Euro from various major offshore, shipping and wind farm installation contractors: •

Offshore

US Offshore Lease Sale Yields $18 Mln in High Bids

Today’s U.S. oil and gas Lease Sale 248 garnered $18,067,020 in high bids for 24 tracts covering 138,240 acres in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area, announced

Canada May Ask Far-offshore Drillers to Pay Extra

Canada may ask oil companies to contribute to the hundreds of millions of dollars or more the country has to pay to an international body if they drill far offshore,

MISC Enters Thai Offshore O&G Market

Energy related maritime solutions and services provider MISC Berhad (MISC) has made inroads into Thailand’s offshore oil and gas market for the first time.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1869 sec (5 req/sec)