ABB awarded $20m power systems order by DSME

ABB, a provider of power and automation technologies, has won an order worth $20m (£13m) to provide systems and services for a deep-water drilling rig to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) at its shipyard in South Korea.

The company will supply complete electrical systems for the semi-submersible drilling rig, which will be used for oil- and gas-exploration drilling.

The delivery includes power generation, high- and low-voltage distribution systems, a drilling drive system, a propulsion drive system and related engineering services.

The end customer is Brazilian shipowner Petroserv, who will operate the drilling rig for Petrobras.