Wartsila wins Chinese rig supply

Wärtsilä will supply a comprehensive, fully integrated power, propulsion and positioning system for a DP3 Dynamically Positioned offshore accommodation rig being built in China, the company announced on 17 April 2013.

Wartsila 32Wartsila power generation system

The contract was signed in January with Cosco (Qidong) Offshore Co. Ltd, the yard building the vessel for Singapore based Axis Offshore.

The vessel is equipped with DP3 dynamic positioning system, and will include the main power generation system, the propulsion system, the electric and automation system and the automation safety system.

Wärtsilä is responsible for engineering, delivery and commissioning of the integrated solution and will also support the yard on-site during the installation phase. The vessel is expected to enter into service in February 2015. Wärtsilä will begin deliveries of its equipment in May 2013.

"By opting for a complete solution from a single supplier taking full responsibility for integrating all the systems into an efficient, optimized solution, the yards completion risks of this complex semisubmersible rig are minimized and the owners can expect maximum efficiency with optimal lifecycle costs," says Magnus Miemois, Vice President Wärtsilä Ship Power Solutions. "Wärtsilä is proud to have been selected to supply this vessel with comprehensive power and positioning systems, which is indicative of the company's continued market share expansion in the offshore sector."

While the majority of the solution will be engineered and delivered from Wärtsilä's delivery centers in Europe, Wärtsilä will mobilize a site management team to the shipyard in Qidong, China, joining in close cooperation with the COSCO project team.

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