Odfjell Drilling will retrofit its latest deepwater, semi-submersible drilling rigs within the North Sea’s Norwegian sector with the Siemens Power BlueDrive DC-Grid system.
The upgrades will likely be carried out on Deepsea Atlantic and Deepsea Nordkapp, with the chance to incorporate Deepsea Stavanger, Deepsea Aberdeen, and Deepsea Yantai at a later stage.
With these upgrades, the rigs will set a brand new technological normal in Odfjell Drilling’s technique in direction of zero-emission drilling.
Siemens Power’s BlueDrive DC-Grid expertise — which was developed and refined over a few years to fulfill the offshore business’s demanding vitality distribution necessities, particularly for propulsion and drilling programs — is an environment friendly and environmentally pleasant answer that gives reliability, availability, and ease of service, with low emissions.
The Siemens Power BlueDrive DC-Grid answer — which consists of DC/DC converters linked to the present 4 drilling drive DC buses from one aspect and to DC/DC converters linked to energy-storage programs — permits platform operators to conduct peak shaving of drilling hundreds, so fewer generator units can run at greater and steadier hundreds, thereby decreasing gas consumption and carbon emissions, enhancing sustainability, in addition to minimizing a rig’s carbon footprint. Additional, the answer will improve the facility plant’s reliability by decreasing blackouts, which is able to stop downtime and enhance asset utilization.
In drilling functions, the Siemens Power BlueDrive system will likely be an integral a part of your complete drilling course of, enhancing the drill string’s efficiency when making use of excessive torque throughout drilling operations.
The Siemens Power BlueDrive DC Grid system meets the 5 focus areas (E-RAMS) of the offshore business: environmentally pleasant, reducing carbon footprint; dependable answer with a excessive return on funding (ROI); out there energy provide with no blackouts; upkeep predictable and at a low price; and protected operations which can be supporting zero-harm objectives.
The scope awarded to Siemens Power outcomes from a number of months of technical and operational clarifications to make sure the rigs’ optimum useful profile.
The long-term relationship and expertise cooperation between Odfjell Drilling and Siemens Power additionally consists of a number of R&D initiatives associated to energy from shore or close by platforms and floating offshore windmills to fastened platforms or rigs.