Wärtsilä awarded machinery contract for six Brazilian drill shipsVessel & ROV News // October 18, 2012
Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract by Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, to supply main generating engines and thrusters for six new deepwater drill ships to be built in Brazil at Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz. The contract was signed at the end of September.
The Jurong Aracruz shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore based Sembcorp Marine, will build the vessels for Sete Brasil, an investment company that manages asset portfolios in the oil and gas sector.
The drill ships, which are to be used in the pre-salt deep-water drilling programme of the Brazilian energy giant, Petrobras, will be operated by drilling contractors Seadrill and Odfjell.
Each of the six ships will be powered by 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main generating sets and FS3510/NU underwater de-mountable thrusters, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2013. The first vessel is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2015.