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Singapore Shipyard Contracted for Ultra-deepwater Drill Rig

Photo courtesy of Sembcorp Marine

Sembcorp Marine, Jurong Shipyard gets US$ 568-million contract for semi-submersible deepwater rig for North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. The new rig will be constructed based on the Moss Maritime CS60 design – an enhancement of the Moss Maritime CS50E MKII harsh-environment ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rigs West Pegasus and West Leo which were delivered by Jurong Shipyard to Seadrill in March 2011 and January 2012 respectively. Delivery is scheduled no later than the first quarter of 2015. This new ultra-deepwater harsh-environment semi-submersible rig will be built for a water depth rating of 10,000 feet with a maximum drilling depth of 40,000 feet. It will be an N-Class compliant 6th generation rig capable of maintaining position dynamically in deepwater and with thruster assisted mooring in shallow water in the North Sea and the Barents Sea. The rig is also engineered and winterized to carry out year-round drilling operations in such areas. Don Lee, Jurong Shipyard’s Senior General Manager of Offshore Division, said: “With offshore drilling moving towards deeper waters and harsher environments, we are confident of leveraging on these emerging opportunities with our proven track record in the building of high-specification ultra-deepwater rigs."  


Korean Yard Contracted to Build Giant Semi-submersible Rig

Deepwater Nautilus HHI 1999 Build: Photo credit HHI

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announce their order to build a semi-submersible drilling rig for Fred Olsen Energy Hyundai Heavy, as a turnkey contractor, will undertake all works including engineering, procurement and commissioning for the USD 700 million project. The contract also includes an option exercisable by the owner to order an additional same class drilling rig. The rig will be built at Hyundai Heavy’s Gunsan Shipyard


Tug Purchased by Offshore Rig Moving

Offshore Rig Moving, Larose, La., an affiliate of Offshore Towing, Inc., has purchased ocean-going tug Theresa B. The vessel has been renamed M/V J.A. Hardy. The vessel was repowered in 1985 with Cat 3516 engines with Kort nozzles, and has an ABS loadline certificate. The company markets 10 ocean-going tugs, primarily for the movement of jackups and semi-submersible rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.


UK Returns to Semi-Submersible Rig Building

Britain is to return to the world of semi-submersible rig building for the first time in two decades as prices soar and shipyards in South Korea run out of space. SeaDragon Offshore, a newly-formed company is to take over a former vessel construction facility on Teesside to build the first in a series of three drilling units worth up to $1.5b. As many as 600 jobs could be created at the Haverton Hill Shipyard by SeaDragon which plans to float on either the London or the Oslo stock


Korean Shipyard Gains Drillship Design License

KBR subsidiary Sweden's GVA signs license agreement with DSME for fabrication of semi-submersible rigs. GVA has signed a license agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd (DSME) in Korea for the fabrication of its GVA 4000NCS, CatD Drilling Unit. The concept for the unit is tailor-made by the industry for Statoil primarily for drilling production and well completion in mature fields. Songa Offshore, the drilling contractor


Beacon Order Harsh Environment Offshore Rig

Image courtesy of Beacon

Beacon Holdings Group say they have ordered a harsh environment semi-submersible GM4-D rig from Yantai CIMC Raffles in Singapore, with an option to build a second rig from the shipyard. The rig they have ordered has been given the name Beacon Atlantic, and planned delivery is the fourth quarter of 2016. Beacon Atlantic will be built using the GM4-D-design in co-operation with the shipyard and the designer Global Maritime


Keppel Shipyard To Build Semi-Tender For Smedvig

Keppel Shipyard entered into a co-operation agreement with Smedvig Asia recently to build a Semi-Submersible Self-Erecting Tender Rig (SSETR), a contract with a total estimated worth of $82.5 million, $59.5 million of which is Keppel’s share. For its part, Keppel Shipyard will build and own the semi-submersible hull, while Smedvig owns the derrick equipment set. Smedvig will be responsible for marketing, managing and operating the rig for a


Dockwise Backlog Update

Dockwise Ltd. announced that contracts have been secured by its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping.  Next to an engineering assignment, the transportation of a semi- submersible rig, a jack- up rig and river barges for a value of $20m were signed for the short term. For execution in 2012 Dockwise received a Letter of Award for the transport and installation by means of a float over of a large offshore production platform in the Far East for a value of $45m.


Deepwater Semi-submersible Rig Ordered by Diamond

A Diamond Offshore Drilling subsidiary contracts with Jurong Shipyard, Singapore for a moored semi-submersible rig. Total cost for the project is expected to be approximately US$ 370-million, including commissioning, spares and project management, but excluding capitalized interest. The rig, to be named the Ocean Apex, will be capable of operations in water depths up to 6,000 feet. Design specifications also include a variable deck load of 7,000 long tons


Gibdock Completes Semi-Sub Project

the semi-submersible accommodation platform, Etesco Millennium.

Gibdock has completed its work on the semi-submersible accommodation platform, Etesco Millennium - the first offshore platform project to be undertaken by the yard in almost 15 years.   The semi-sub’s eight-month stay at the yard represented an important milestone for the Gibraltar shiprepair facility, as it continues its campaign to broaden the range of its growing offshore business.   Etesco Millennium arrived at Gibdock in October 2011 and the yard worked closely with


Maersk Drilling Takes Delivery of First of Four Ultra-Deepwater Drillships

Maersk Viking: Photo credit Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling informs it has taken delivery of its first ultra deepwater drillship, 'Maersk Viking', from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. The new vessel has started its voyage to the US Gulf of Mexico where it will commence a three year contract with


China Shipyard, Yangzijiang, Report Profit Dip in Q4 2013

Reuters –  Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holding Ltd said its fourth-quarter net profit dropped 8 percent on the year, as income from shipbuilding decreased. Privately-controlled Yangzijiang is China's third-largest listed shipbuilder by market capitalisation


Huisman to Build World’s Largest Cranes

Image: Huisman

Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has received a Letter of Intent for the delivery of world’s largest cranes onboardHeerema’s planned new semi-submersible crane vessel.The cranes will have a lifting capacity of 10.000mt at a radius of 48m


Kongsberg Delivers Simulator Upgrades

The new model will be used to train semi-submersible rig personnel in operation of Dynamic Positioning, position mooring system, stability / ballasting and rig move / anchoring. Photo courtesy: Harald Nordbakken.

The Simsea AS maritime training center in Haugesund, Norway, has chosen Kongsberg Maritime to support the extension of its offshore simulation facilities with new simulators and significant upgrades to existing simulators. Kongsberg Maritime has also recently delivered a new rig simulator model


China Shipyard's 500-Bed Rig Construction Contract Activated

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COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited announce that contracts each in excess of US$200-million for two advanced semi-submersible accommodation vessels to be constructed in China have been declared effective. The accommodation rigs are to be built by COSCO subsidiary COSCO (Qidong) Offshore


Seadrill Q3 2013 Profit Slips Marginally

Drillship: Image courtesy of Seadrill

In its third quarter 2013 financial report, Seadrill states consolidated revenues were US$1,280 million compared to $1,268 million in the second quarter of 2013, and operating profit for the quarter was US$471 million compared to US$507 million in the preceding quarter.


Fincantieri Nets Pair of Diverse Russian Contracts

A Fincantieri shipyard: Photo courtesy of the shipbuilders

During the Italy-Russia Business Forum in Trieste, Italy, Fincantieri secured a contract to build a semi-submersible floating platform for the transportation of nuclear submarine reactor compartments. The company also signed an agreement to define plans for an advanced technology offshore energy


SPO Welcomes Seventh D Class Vessel to its Fleet

Photo: SPO

Shipowner and operator Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd. (SPO) welcomes another new anchor handling tug supply vessel, Pacific Dispatchto its fleet with her launch and naming ceremony. This vessel is built by Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd. (ST Marine) shipyard in Singapore.


Platform P-55 Operational in Roncador Field

Photo: Petrobras News Agency

The Petrobras’ P-55 platform, one of the strategic projects in the 2013-2017 Business and Management Plan, started-up the last Tuesday (12/31/13) in Campos Basin’s Roncador field. P-55 is part of Roncador´s field Module 3 project and will be connected to 17 wells


Fairmount Tugboat Takes ENSCO Rig From Rio to Malta

Image courtesy of Fairmount Marine

Fairmount Marine say they have safely delivered the semi-submersible drilling rig ENSCO 5004 to Malta at the end of a voyage that began offshore Rio de Janeiro. The 5,782 nautical mile towage of the 94,7 meters long and 70,4 meters wide rig from from Rio de Janeiro to Malta was accomplished at


Fairmount Delivers ENSCO Rig in Malta

Photo courtesy Fairmount Marine

Fairmount Marine said it had delivered rig ENSCO 5004 in Malta at the end of a voyage that began offshore Rio de Janeiro. Rig ENSCO 5004 is a 1982 built 94.7 meters long and 70.4 meters wide semi-submersible drilling rig. The towage of rig ENSCO 5004 from Rio de Janeiro to Malta took about 5


Building Rig for Norwegian Conditions

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Beacon Holdings Group has ordered a harsh environment semi-submersible GM4-D rig from Yantai CIMC Raffles. They have also secured an option to build a second rig from the shipyard. The rig they have ordered has been given the name Beacon Atlantic


Brazil's GranEnergia Receive Unusual DP-3 Accommodation Vessel

CSS Olympia: Image courtesy of STXM

STX Marine (STXM), which split off from the STX Corporation in 2011, say they partnered with CSS Designs Ltd. for 5 years to develop the ground breaking Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS) design of the 'Olympia' which they believe will change the long term landscape of the offshore vessel market


CSS Olympia Delivered

CSS Olympia

STX Marine (STXM) announced that Gran Energia took delivery of the Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS) Olympia from MAC Offshore. STXM and partners in CSS Designs Ltd. developed the CSS design over the past five years, and said this delivery, will change the long term landscape of the Offshore


Offshore DP3 Propulsion Package Order for Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä 32 Marine Diesel Engine: Image courtesy of Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä say they have signed a repeat integrated solution order with the COSCO (Qidong) Offshore Co.Ltd shipyard covering another DP3 Dynamically Positioned offshore accommodation rig being built for Singapore based Axis Offshore. The Wärtsilä solution includes the main power


 
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