A Milestone in Offshore EngineeringThe world's advanced ultra-deepwater double-drill semi-submersible drilling platform, BLUEWHALE I, is a milestone in offshore engineering and the pride of China’s manufacturing. It weights more than 30,000 tons and has the maximum operating water depth of 3,658 meters and a maximum drilling depth of 15,240 meters - it can operate in 99% of the world's seas. The offshore giant is able to operate with stability, reliability and efficiency in the sea all year round thanks to Siemens advanced power system. It is a one-stop solution encompassing medium voltage power system, transformers, distribution system, thruster drives, drilling drives and thruster motors. That’s Ingenuity for life.
Power Package System Provides Surging Energy
BLUEWHALE I has been described as the "aircraft carrier of offshore engineering”. Siemens Advanced Power Package provided reliable, strong power system for operation.
Siemens GEAFOL transformers adapt generated power voltage to suit the thruster drive, drilling drive and domestic consumer needs. High level safety, high level reliable NXPlus C medium-voltage switchgear and the low-voltage switchgear effectively distribute the electricity to each key section. All parts of the grid, from power generation to distribution, are perfectly compatible. In addition, the eight GM150 propulsion frequency converters and eight H-compact PLUS propulsion motors are integrated to provide continuous power for the 360° azimuth thrusters.
BLUEWHALE I can accurately locate wellheads with satellite positioning and high-precision sonar. It can locate itself in seas even during hurricanes and strong ocean currents. The Power Package System provides a strong and stable electricity supply for platform positioning, ensuring precise and balance, so that the platform is prevented from drifting.