Supplies at Work: Electrical systems drive drill ships

ABB (www.abb.com) recently won an order worth $80 million from Samsung Heavy Industries (www.shi.samsung.co.kr/eng) to supply drives, motors and electrical power systems for five drilling vessels and two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers to be built at Samsung's shipyard in Korea. The vessels will be used to extract, process and transport oil and gas.

Samsung Heavy Industries focuses its shipyard business on a range of large vessel types, including LNG carriers, drill ships and semi-submersible drilling rigs.

Samsung is building five drill ships (three for Seadrill Ltd. in Norway, one for Pacific Drilling S.A in Brazil and one for Ensco Plc in the UK) and two LNG carrier vessels for Golar LNG Ltd in the UK. The vessels will be used for oil and gas exploration and the transportation of liquefied natural gas.

ABB will deliver the complete electrical system for the seven vessels, including power generation and distribution equipment and systems, variable frequency drives and motors to power main propulsion systems and thrusters, as well as drives to power the topside drilling equipment.

Learn more about ABB’s work with Samsung Heavy Industries

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