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Rolls-Royce equipment picked for Samsung semis

Written by Nick Blenkey

rolls-royce thrusterOCTOBER 24, 2013 — Two Moss CS60 harsh-environment semi-submersible drilling rigs to be built at Samsung Heavy Industries Geoje shipyard in Korea for Stena Drilling will have Rolls-Royce thrusters and deck equipment. The contract includes options for deliveries to three additional rigs and is worth around £22 million to Rolls-Royce.

The rigs are due for delivery from the shipbuilder in 2016. Each will be equipped with six underwater mountable UUC 455 FP thrusters, eight point-mooring systems as well as control systems from Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce is a leading supplier of large thrusters and deck machinery to the offshore drilling market. So far, the company has delivered 1,200 thrusters to close to 200 rigs and drillships, and mooring systems to 25 rigs.

Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President-Offshore said: “This contract confirms our solid foot print in the exploration and production market, and we are very pleased that Samsung and Stena Drilling chose to place another order with us. Samsung is our largest yard customer when it comes to propulsion and we value our long lasting relationship with them.”

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