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Hyundai Heavy to install HiMSEN engines in 15 drillships

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himsenHyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, reports that it has won orders to supply HiMSEN marine engines for drillships for major offshore drilling companies including Noble Drilling Holding LLC. and Diamond Offshore Drilling Ltd.

The 98 HiMSEN engines, worth $150 million, will be installed in 15 drillships including nine ordered from Hyundai Heavy  this year

“This is a great moment for us as we used to have to import marine engines for our drillships. Now, shipowners are beginning to recognize the superior quality of our HiMSEN engines and have begun ordering in earnest. We’re excited about this new development because it can considerably cut down on build and delivery times,” said a Hyundai Heavy official.

Introduced in 2000, Hyundai-HiMSEN medium speed four-stroke diesel engines now hold a 35 percent share of international medium speed marine engine markets, according to HHI.

September 2, 2011

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