Wärtsilä set to supply engines and thrusters for drill ships

Wärtsilä, a provider of products and services for the marine industry, has been awarded a contract from Jurong Shipyard to supply main generating engines and thrusters for six deepwater drill ships to be built in Brazil at Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz.

The Jurong Aracruz shipyard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine, will build the vessels for Sete Brasil, an investment company than manages asset portfolios in the oil and gas sector.

The ships will be used in Brazilan energy company Petrobras’s pre-salt deepwater-drilling programme.

Each of the six ships will be powered by 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main generating sets and FS3510/NU underwater de-mountable thrusters, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2013.