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KONGSBERG to deliver systems valued at MUSD 18 to new Awilco drilling rig

Kongsberg Maritime has been selected by the global offshore and marine group Keppel Offshore & Marine to provide an extensive and integrated technology delivery for a new semi-submersible drilling unit, designed for harsh environment use, ordered by UK-based drilling contractor Awilco Drilling PLC.

The contract is valued at around USD 18 million. The drilling rig will be equipped and certified for drilling on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, including the Barents Sea, in water depths up to 5000ft.

The KONGSBERG technology delivery among others includes Dynamic Positioning, automation, safety, thruster control, navigation systems, real-time data support provided by the Kongsberg Information Management System (K-IMS), and a complete KONGSBERG electro package including a hybrid electric power system with advanced battery technology.