Norway's Kongsberg secured contracts with China's CIMC Yantai Raffles and South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding for the supply of dynamic positioning (DP), automation, new generation safety system, integrated navigation, hydroacoustic positioning, and riser management equipment for a pair of drilling rigs and one drillships currently under construction.
The contracts are for two new Frigstad D90 Design drilling rigs and one Bassoe Technology BT-UDS Design drillship. The total value of the contracts is in excess of MNOK 150. The contracts have options for a total of eight additional units. The rigs are destined for operation off Brazil and in the Gulf of Mexico.
Both projects are designed according to DnV Dynpos Autro, IMO DP Class 3, and will operate in water depths up to 3000m. The rigs are due for delivery to the owner Frigstad Drilling in Q1 and Q3 2016, and to Sigma Drilling in Q2 2015.