Drydocks World to Build Mega Jack-up Rig for the North Sea

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Drydocks World, international service provider to the maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors, signed an Agreement with Drill One Capital for building the “Dubai Expo 2020 NS” mega jack-up rig.

Gusto MSC, a major partner in the project, designed the CJ 80 rig and the rig will be the first of this design to be built and will be the largest jack-up rig ever built. Designed to be operated in harsh environments including the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea at a maximum water-depth of 175 meter with 25 meter air-gap, the rig is another ground-breaking project among the growing portfolio of new build projects for the offshore oil and gas being implemented by Drydocks World.

“From inception the UAE government strategy and Dubai in particular are focused on putting our industry at the forefront and whatever we do to be in the lead and globally No.1. Today we have entered into the next stage of technology and design by building a green Rig which take the oil industry to a new level. It is a demonstration of DDW capability to build world first mega projects as we demonstrated in previous projects such as ‘The Shell Prelude FLNG turret, Solan storage tank and DolWin beta,’ and now building this global first and largest rig. It is a testament from the offshore industry on the DDW capability to deliver and puts us into the lead and the yard of choice. We seek to develop our capabilities in building highly specialized units for the offshore oil and gas sectors and are gearing up for more innovative and technology-intensive projects that would serve the emerging needs of the energy sector,” said His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World.

The 101 x 110 m, 5,500 m2. unit will be classed by DNV and will meet all rules and regulations in force in the Norwegian and the U.K. sector of the North Sea. It can be operational at a depth of 175 m in standalone mode. The rig is totally environmentally friendly – up to 30% less fuel consumption due to use of latest fuel efficient technology; tier 3 compliant; generates fresh water using waste heat from engine cooling; heat by hot water generated from exhaust waste heat; LED lighting where possible; reduced emission of CO2 and Nox - Up to 25% reduction in emission compared to similar rigs; prepared for shore power; zero discharge to sea to meet Norwegian and U.K. legal requirements
(fluids less than 15 ppm contamination).

The design draft is 8.5 m, minimum operational water depth is 20 m and length of legs is 232 m. It is designed to accommodate a total of 160 persons preparing the unit to be used as a drilling and production unit. The rig will be equipped with the latest available state-of-the-art drilling equipment to be able to drill to 40,000 ft drilling depth. The rig will be equipped with a total of four high pressure (7,000 psi) mud pumps.

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