Korean Shipyard Gets Orders for Two Liftboats
DSME gets new orders for two semi-submersible rigs for Norway's Songa Offshore & then charter by Statoil
The orders were placed during the recent Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) held in Houston, U.S.A
The value of this contract is approximately US$ 1.1 billion and the rigs will be delivered in the middle of 2015. After delivery, these rigs will be chartered by Statoil, the Norwegian state oil company for eight years, and they will provide services to the Norwegian Coast, the North Sea, and Polar Regions.
Statoil is operating a ‘Category-D’ oil well exploitation project on the Norwegian continental shelf and it will be possible for these rigs to drill up to a maximum depth of 8,500m in 100~500m of water. These semi-submersible rigs will be 116m long, 97m wide, and fitted with the Dynamic Positioning System which includes a GPS system.
These rigs will also possess high technology items such as a Positioning Mooring System which will allow the rig to keep the same position in shallow seas and Winterization technology in consideration of the Arctic cold.
This latest contract puts DSME’s 2012 secured orders worth 5 billion USD at 15 vessels and offshore projects with 66% of the orders coming from offshore projects.