Wärtsilä receives the first order for Slop Water Treatment System
HELSINKI -- The new Wärtsilä slop water treatment system has been ordered for an ultra-deepwater drillship operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The order is the first for the new system, and was signed in late-2013.
The slop water treatment system is designed to treat and clean water contaminated with slop or drilling mud. The Wärtsilä compact, modular system enables the amount of drill slop sent ashore to be reduced by as much as 80% to 90%.
The drillship for which this first installation is intended is capable of drilling wells at water depths of up to 10,000 ft. It has a drill water capacity of 2,178 cm, which provides an indication of the amount of slop water that will be handled by the Wärtsilä system.