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Caterpillar bags genset deal for Brazilian oil & gas drillships

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:36 -- Editor

Caterpillar Global Petroleum has been awarded a contract from shipbuilder Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu (EEP) to provide diesel gensets for six drillships.

All six drillships are to be built at the EEP’s shipyard in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The drillships were ordered by Sete Brasil, which has charter contracts with Petrobras for these vessels.

The drillships are to be used in the Brazilian pre-salt ultra-deep layers drilling program; after construction, the rigs will be chartered by Petrobras for 15 years and will be operated by the drilling contractors Odebrecht Oil & Gas and Etesco.

Each of the six drillships will be powered by 6x 16CM32 main diesel gensets and the emergency power will be provided by 1 x 3516B genset.