The first of four vessels was delivered to Stena Drilling in 2007 and was the result of co-operation between Samsung and Wärtsilä.
The vessels are capable of drilling for crude oil and gas in deep seas in conditions of severe winds and low temperatures, making construction of fixed platforms impossible.
Wärtsilä supplied six 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 diesel engines and ancillary equipment including fuel and lubricating oil filters, coolers and pumps to Stena DrillMAX, among the most powerful drilling ships in the world.
Each engine has an output of 7290 kW at 720 rpm to drive the vessel’s main generators. At the heart of the vessel, these engines power the dynamic positioning, propulsion, drilling, and hotel services.
Additionally, Wärtsilä Hamworthy won a contract to supply a purpose designed and manufactured compressor package unit producing dry, filtered, high pressure air for riser tensioning applications to the Stena Drilling 1V. The unit was provided fully piped and wired with all connections being brought to the base edge and identified for ease of installation and operation in various offshore conditions world-wide.
Stena DrillMAX, drilling ship, 2007
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