Singapore - Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard has secured a US$236 million (about S$296 million) contract to build a high specification, tailor-made jack-up rig for new customer Hercules North Sea Ltd.
Scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2016, the jack-up rig will be built based on the Friede & Goldman JU 2000E design which has enhanced features suitable for UK operations. The new rig is designed to operate in waters of 400 feet and drill to depths of 30,000 feet.
The rig will be equipped with 2,000,000 lbs drilling capacity, 6,000 barrels mud capacity, 28,000 kips preload capacity for the legs and 150-man accommodation capacity. Upon delivery, the rig will be chartered out to Maersk Oil and Gas for deployment in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Hercules North Sea Ltd is a subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed Hercules Offshore, Inc.