Maersk Drilling’s fourth XL Enhanced ultra-harsh environment jack-up was named on 14 October at a ceremony held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea.
"Maersk Drilling’s fourth XL Enhanced ultra-harsh environment jackup was named on 14 October at a ceremony held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea," says a company press release.
At the edge of the bustling Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea, the Maersk Invincible
’s jack-up legs towered over her own naming ceremony on Friday.
The world’s largest jack-up drilling rig was named with a bottle of champagne, and a giant ball opened to shower guests, including Group Vice CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen, with streamers and confetti. Bente Norheim, wife of Jan Norheim, Managing Director of client BP Norge
, honoured Maersk Drilling by naming the rig Maersk Invincible.
“With the naming of our fourth XLE jack-up, we are nearing the end of a newbuilding era for Maersk Drilling,” Claus V. Hemmingsen says.
“Maersk Invincible will be the final XLE rig to enter our fleet. These highly advanced drilling rigs enable us to provide safe and efficient drilling operations to our customers on the Norwegian market and with the addition of Maersk Invincible, we will further strengthen our market leading position in Norway.”
Maersk Invincible is the fourth and final rig in a series of four ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs to enter Maersk Drilling’s fleet. The four jack-up rigs represent a total investment of USD 2.6bn. The first three jack-up rigs have been delivered from the Keppel (KPELF)
FELS shipyard, while the Maersk Invincible will be delivered from DSME later in 2016.