Transocean’s hybrid power technology, is developed in collaboration with Aspin Kemp and Associates. It is able to reduce fuel consumption and increase a dynamically positioned rig’s station-keeping reliability by capturing energy generated during normal rig operations.

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After that, the energy is used to power the rig’s thrusters, while the whole operation targets a 14% reduction in fuel use during normal operations.

Commenting on this development, Jeremy Thigpen, President and CEO, said:

This first of its kind hybrid power upgrade will further enhance the reliability of our operations, while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption, operating costs and our environmental footprint.