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

Blog post -

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

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.

Related links




Memed Üzel

Memed Üzel

Press contact Chief Commercial Officer +41 91 911 4010

Related content

We connect the future.

Cavotec is a leading cleantech company that designs and delivers connection and electrification solutions that enable the decarbonisation of ports and industrial applications. Backed by more than 40 years of experience, we provide systems that ensure safe, efficient and sustainable operations for a wide variety of customers and applications worldwide.

Via Pioda 14
CH-6900 Lugano