CSSC-HPS to Build Jackup Rigs for Alliance

MarineLink.com
Friday, May 10, 2013
Photo: Zentech

CSSC Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding (CSSC-HPS) confirmed that it is starting the construction of “two plus two” units of jackup drilling rigs capable of operating in 400 Foot Water Depths, using the Zentech design and TSC integrated equipment packages. Alliance Offshore Drilling PTE Ltd. of Singapore is the owner of the R-550D rigs under construction.

CSSC-HPS is a large-scale state owned company and member of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation. More recent builds include the 400-ton shallow water heavy lift and pipe-laying vessel and an engineering survey vessel for 3,000 meter water depths.

CSSC-HPS joined with TSC Group Holdings, Ltd., a Cayman Islands company and Zentech, Inc. of Houston, Texas to form a new business model for the design of the basic rig (Zentech), fully integrated drilling equipment and control package (TSC Offshore), and construction at the Huangpu Shipyard. The concept is centered on the patented Zentech R-550D, a high capacity and extended reach jackup drilling rig, rated for 400-foot water depths. This design was recently approved by the Technical Appraisal Committee, comprised of a blue-ribbon panel of Chinese and international offshore drilling experts, and has also been granted ABS Class approval.
 

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore Energy

Total CEO: EU Must Fight US Crude Export Law

First major public appearance of new Total head; he challenges European politicians to fight US ban. The new head of French energy major Total challenged Europe to fight Washington over the U.

Ensco plc Reports 3Q, 2014 Results

Ensco plc  today reported earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.93 in third quarter 2014, up 16% from $1.66 in third quarter 2013. Adjusted for a $0.

Fukushima Offshore Floating Wind Farm Update

A consortium has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since March 2012.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1803 sec (6 req/sec)