Rolls-Royce set to supply thrusters for drillships

Rolls-Royce today announced orders worth more than £70m to supply large thrusters for offshore drilling vessels.

Seadrill has specified Rolls-Royce thrusters for three drillships to be built by Samsung in Korea. Each vessel will be equipped with six azimuth thrusters, each rated at 4,500kW.

A similar thruster order is specified for a drillship ordered by Pacific Drilling, while more powerful thrusters of the same design have been ordered for an Ensco drillship.