Omron Oilfield & Marine to Supply Control System for Atwood Aurora

Omron Oilfield & Marine has been chosen to supply the AC/DC power conversion and automated drilling control system for Atwood Oceanics' Aurora jackup. The project has a value of approximately $3.5 million in revenue to Omron.

"We are pleased that Omron Oilfield & Marine has been chosen to supply the control systems for this important project," said Robert Bost, Division Manager—Omron Oilfield & Marine. "This contract award demonstrates our leadership position as a provider of power and control technology solutions for the oil and gas industry."

The scope of supply includes AC/DC drive system, generator control & power distribution, and automated drilling control system with touch screen monitoring. Equipment for this project will be engineered and manufactured at Omron's facility in Houston. Deliveries are slated for early 2007.

"We conducted a stringent commercial and technical bidding process," said Mark Childers, General Manager of Technical Services for Atwood. "After a detailed review of all data and discussions with short listed bidders, Omron Oilfield & Marine won the bid based on their proven track record, demonstration of their technical and manufacturing knowledge, and their willingness to work with Atwood on some of the innovative features of the Atwood Aurora system"

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