Kongsberg Simrad Awarded Contract By Santa Fe

Houston-based Kongsberg Simrad has been awarded a NKr100m purchase order for the supply of an integrated control and monitoring system for two Santa Fe semisubmersible drilling rigs under construction at PPL Shipyard in Singapore. Kongsberg Simrad will deliver power management systems, dynamic positioning and mooring assist systems (triple redundant and backup), ballast and bilge control, safety systems (fire/gas detection and emergency shutdown), thruster controls, and acoustic positioning systems. Construction on the rigs is estimated to be complete by 2003 and 2004, respectively.