Wärtsilä engines for world's largest oil drilling ship

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 3 November 2005 at 10:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä will supply six engines for the world’s largest oil drilling ship. The 46 MW order, received in October, also includes ancillary equipment in addition to the engines. The vessel is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. in Korea.

Ordered by Stena Drilling Ltd, part of the Swedish Stena group, the vessel will be used for oil and gas exploration in the Norwegian and Barents Seas. Its completion is scheduled for the end of 2007.

Factors favouring the choice of Wärtsilä were its past engine deliveries to Samsung Heavy Industries for previously built drill ships and Wärtsilä’s considerable experience in deepwater drilling units and offshore applications.

Further information: Ms Eeva Kainulainen, VP Corporate Communications and IR, Wärtsilä Corporation, tel. +358 10 709 5235

This is the shorter of two versions of this press release. The longer version contains more technical information. Both are available at www.wartsila.com