Rolls-Royce To Help Power New Drilling Rigs

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Rolls-Royce said it has signed agreements for the supply of mooring equipment to drilling rigs under construction at Singapore’s KeppelFELS yard and China Merchants Heavy Industry’s facility in Jiangsu, China.

The 12-point mooring system Rolls-Royce will deliver to Jiangsu for installation to CMHI’s newly designed CM-SD1000 drilling rig represents the world’s first to be outfitted with the new R6 grade rig chain.

With a minimum breaking load of 1048t, the new chain quality raises the standard in 12-point mooring systems since it allows for a maximum 480t capacity on each winch. Each high capacity winch will be class-approved according to the requirements of both CCS and DNV GL. link

Rolls-Royce sales manager for E&P deck machinery, said:

“To further improve operator safety, the mooring system features a Rolls-Royce E-Mooring control system incorporating a graphical user interface and a human-machine interface.

“This helps reduce the risk of incidents and accidents, stating the requirement of no single error, including operator’s error, shall lead to failure or release of the mooring line.”