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Cavotec delivers radio remote controls for world’s largest deepwater drilling vessel

Blog post   •   May 15, 2012 12:25 GMT

We have completed delivery of a number of industrial radio remote control (RRC) systems ordered by leading oil services company Aker Solutions for installation on the world’s largest deep water drilling ship, the Dalian Developer.

Aker Solutions selected the Cavotec RRC units, including two main rider units, one roughneck, two fingerboards and one drill floor manipulating arm,in the final quarter of 2011.The units will be used to operate cranes and other equipment on the Dalian Developer.

The systems form part of a drilling package delivered by Aker Solutions to offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling Company Inc.

“We are delighted to be working on this exciting project, and we look forward to building our relationship further with the customer,” SofusGedde-Dahl, Managing Director Cavotec Norway, says.

Billed as an “ultra deepwater drillship”, the Dalian Developer will be equipped to operate in the harshest offshore environments. At nearly 300 metres in length andwith a storage capacity of some one million barrels, the vesselis the world’s largest drillship and will be capable of drilling at depths of up to nine kilometres (30,000 feet).

Radio remote controls

Cavotec’s RRCs are used in a wide variety of applications in the global offshore energy sector as well in ports and airports, and inthe mining and tunnelling, and general industry sectors.