Kongsberg wins automation contract for four drillships
KONGSBERG -- Kongsberg has been awarded a “significant” offshore automation contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The contract covers deliveries to four Transocean-owned newbuild drillships, with an option for Kongsberg to deliver products and services for six more drill ships.
Morten Stanger, regional manager offshore for Kongsberg Maritime, said the automation solution will include dynamic positioning, position reference systems, thruster control, integrated automation systems, riser management and environmental monitoring.
Kongsberg Maritime will commence deliveries early in 2014. All key deliveries from Kongsberg are scheduled for completion by June 2014 for the first vessel, and by October 2015 for the fourth vessel.
Kongsberg has already supplied systems to Transocean for two ongoing drillship projects at DSME, contracted in 2011, said Tor Erik SØrensen, executive V.P. of Kongsberg Maritime.