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

MarineLink.com
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.

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

People & Company News

Prime Minister Solberg Visits DNV GL

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited DNV GL Høvik yesterday, September 16. Group President & CEO Henrik Madsen was host. “The Prime Minister was both

MARAD to Mark the Return of MV Cape Ray

Maritime (MARAD) Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen will host a ceremony on Friday, September 19, 2014 in Portsmouth, Va. to honor the civilian crew who helped to

Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference Program Announced

The fourth Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference has announced the final program for its Friday, October 10 conference at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 111 N.

Technology

New e-Navigation Technologies from Transas

Transas Marine introduced new software solutions for voyage planning and fleet management at SMM 2014 as a step towards becoming the forerunner in the development of e-Navigation technologies.

iSURVEY Awarded Two-year Contract with Island Offshore

iSURVEY has been awarded a two-year contract with offshore vessel owner, Island Offshore Management, which will see iSURVEY AS provide positioning services to Island

SBM Offshore Announces Thunder Hawk Tiebacks

SBM Offshore is pleased to announce it has signed a Production Handling Agreement (PHA) with Noble Energy to produce the Big Bend and Dantzler fields to the

Contracts

URAG Orders Two ASD Tugs from Damen

URAG, a German port and offshore towage provider based in Bremerhaven, has placed an order for two Damen ASD 2411 tugs. The contract was signed at the SMM exhibition in Hamburg.

iSURVEY Awarded Two-year Contract with Island Offshore

iSURVEY has been awarded a two-year contract with offshore vessel owner, Island Offshore Management, which will see iSURVEY AS provide positioning services to Island

Buckeye Pipeline Quietly Makes Key Acquisition

Houston-based logistic firm Buckeye Partners has spent more than $3.5 billion buying assets since 2010, transforming itself from a quiet regional pipeline utility into an emerging energy powerhouse.

Shipbuilding

Robert Allen Designed Tug Launched in Italy

Rimorchiatori Riuniti bolsters Porto di Genova fleet with another Robert Allan Ltd. designed tug Rimorchiatori Riuniti currently operates five Robert Allan Ltd.

Video: Submarine John Warner Launched for Testing

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) launched the Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785) into the James River on September 10 at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division,

URAG Orders Two ASD Tugs from Damen

URAG, a German port and offshore towage provider based in Bremerhaven, has placed an order for two Damen ASD 2411 tugs. The contract was signed at the SMM exhibition in Hamburg.

Offshore

Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference Program Announced

The fourth Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference has announced the final program for its Friday, October 10 conference at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 111 N.

EMS Seven Seas Announces New CEO

EMS Seven Seas announces new CEO; enters into agreement to acquire Wave Shipping, a Singapore-based maritime and port agency services company. EMS Seven Seas,

iSURVEY Awarded Two-year Contract with Island Offshore

iSURVEY has been awarded a two-year contract with offshore vessel owner, Island Offshore Management, which will see iSURVEY AS provide positioning services to Island

Energy

Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference Program Announced

The fourth Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference has announced the final program for its Friday, October 10 conference at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 111 N.

For Europe's LNG Ports, Russia Gas Fears and US Exporters Buoy Demand

Gas buyers nervous of Russia cutting supply are helping solve Europe's problem of too many underused liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, as they seek space at France's Dunkirk plant.

Statoil: COSL Pioneer Temporarily Suspended

Due to overcapacity in their rig portfolio, Statoil will lay up the COSL Pioneer rig in the fourth quarter of 2014. The rig is currently carrying out an assignment

Government Update

Prime Minister Solberg Visits DNV GL

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited DNV GL Høvik yesterday, September 16. Group President & CEO Henrik Madsen was host. “The Prime Minister was both

MARAD to Mark the Return of MV Cape Ray

Maritime (MARAD) Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen will host a ceremony on Friday, September 19, 2014 in Portsmouth, Va. to honor the civilian crew who helped to

Maersk Sees US Approval of Shipping Alliance as Formality

U.S. regulatory approval of a proposed shipping alliance involving AP Moeller Maersk should be a formality, the Danish company's chief executive said on Wednesday.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators 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: 0.3431 sec (3 req/sec)