MTU presented current power and propulsion solutions for onshore and offshore oil and gas applications on booth #6330 at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) from November 7 – 11 in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. ADIPEC is one of the most important trade shows for the oil and gas industry worldwide. Rolls-Royce showcased scale models of the MTU Electric Drilling Package (EDP) for the generation of electricity for onshore drilling rigs and of a Series 4000-based genset for use on oil drilling platforms. MTU also presented its enhanced service network in the Middle East which supports customers in the region during the whole life cycle of the products.
Scott Woodruff, Head of Sales for Mining, Oil and Gas at MTU, said: “The Middle East has traditionally been an important market for our products for the oil and gas sector. For over 70 years customers have trusted MTU’s products for upstream, midstream and downstream activities. ADIPEC gives us the opportunity to present ourselves to new customers as the reliable partner for mechanical and electrical drive systems and to intensify existing customer relations.”
The MTU Electric Drilling Package is a solution for operators of drilling rigs. It combines a generator set based on a 12V 4000 G73/G23 type engine with a radiator and control panel on a common base frame. The 12V 4000 G73 type engine is capable of a mechanical output of 1,105 kW (1,482 bhp) plus 10% overload capability at 1,200 rpm while the 12V 4000 G23 type engine produces 1,420 kW (1,903 bhp) plus 10% overload capability 1,500 rpm.
The MTU genset based on a 16V 4000 P03 type engine with 12, 16 and 20 cylinders is optimised for offshore operations. The engine model on display produces an electrical output of 1,860 kW (2,494 bhp) to 2,150 (2,883 bhp) at 1,800 rpm. All MTU engines offer industry-leading reliability and fuel economy as well as long maintenance intervals.
As a system partner to the oil and gas industry, Rolls-Royce also offers customers of MTU products wide-ranging services throughout the entire lifespans of the drive solutions. MTU has a unique service network in the Middle East: In 13 countries, MTU specialists are available to support customers on the ground. Using proven service methods, customized maintenance schedules and MTU ValueCare genuine parts and consumables they help to give customer engines a long and productive life.