Deepwater Jack-up Rig Contract for PPL Shipyard, Singapore

Press Release
Friday, May 31, 2013

Sembcorp Marine's PPL Shipyard secures US$220.5-million contract to construct a jack-up rig for Bot Lease Co.

BOT Lease Co., Ltd. is a leasing company of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ which is under the umbrella of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. The contract price is US$220.5 million (excluding cost of BOTL’s project management team and pre-operations cost).

Scheduled for delivery at end January 2015, the new rig will be built based on PPL Shipyard’s established proprietary Pacific Class 400 design. This design represents the latest generation of high-specification jack-up rigs that are capable of operating in deeper waters of 400 feet and drilling high pressure and high temperature wells to depths of 30,000 feet. The rig will be designed with the latest drilling equipment for improved drilling efficiencies along with offline handling features and simultaneous operations support. It is equipped with increased accommodation with full catering and amenities for 150 persons.

Japan Drilling Co., Ltd will be the co-ordinator in the project and will provide the project management team during the rig construction phase.

Mr Douglas Tan, Managing Director of PPL Shipyard said “We are pleased that BOT Lease Co., Ltd in collaboration with Japan Drilling Co., Ltd have chosen our latest proprietary Pacific Class 400 series, a proven design that has been well-accepted by the industry. Since the launch of this Pacific Class 400 series, twelve such jack-ups have been ordered with six units delivered and operating in West Africa, Gulf of Thailand, Qatar and Middle East. The jack-up rig order is a reflection of the optimism that the owner has in the jack-up rig market and an endorsement of PPL Shipyard’s design capabilities, efficient project execution, and track record for quality and timely deliveries.”

 

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

Shipbuilding

Regulations Threaten Superyacht Innovation

To increase innovation within the superyacht industry, designers need to work with flag states, classification societies and naval architects to ensure regulations are workable, as said by experts.

News Flash! Greek Shipowners Prefer Bulkers

The buying interest from Greek ship owners is focused on bulkers to an increasing extent, BIMCO said. Data from VesselsValue.com reveal that Greek owners were at

Private Equity Drives New Ship Buys

Ship Registries are an excellent bellwether of industry health and trends, and when Maritime Reporter & Engineering News sought answers to some topical questions,

Offshore

Floating Production: $1.2b Speculative FLNG Ordered

The floating production business continues to be very strong, particularly in the LNG gas processing sector.  Last month saw a speculatively ordered floating liquefaction plant – a $1.

FLNG Prelude: A New Dawn in the Age of Maritime & Energy

Longer than four football fields, as big as six Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and almost as tall as the Taipei 101 skyscraper, Royal Dutch Shell PLC is hoping that its record-setting,

Corvus Energy, GMC Close Financing Agreement

Corvus Energy today announced that it has completed a strategic investment by Green Marine Capital (GMC) previously announced on May 5, 2014. Green Marine Capital,

Offshore Energy

Russia, China May Develop Floating Nuclear Power Plants

Russia and the world's top energy user China may jointly develop six floating nuclear power plants (NPPs), Russia's nuclear export body said on Tuesday, a further

Floating Production: $1.2b Speculative FLNG Ordered

The floating production business continues to be very strong, particularly in the LNG gas processing sector.  Last month saw a speculatively ordered floating liquefaction plant – a $1.

Prelude By the Numbers

Out at sea, look! It’s a ship! It’s a floating rig! It’s SuperFLNG! While not “faster than a speeding bullet,” Shell’s shipzilla Prelude is certainly more powerful than a speeding locomotive,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators 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: 0.1401 sec (7 req/sec)