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Maersk Drilling names fourth deepwater drillship but no buyer in sight

26th September 2014

Maersk Drilling’s fourth ultra deepwater drillship was named Thursday morning in a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea

Maersk Drilling christens fourth deepwater drillship but still no buyer
The four drillships were ordered in 2011 and represent a total investment of USD 2.6bn

Maersk Voyager is scheduled to be delivered from SHI in Q4 2014 but remains without a first contract.

“The short term floater market is challenged, but we remain in discussions with several oil companies regarding short term as well as long term drilling campaigns for the Maersk Voyager,” said Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO in Maersk Drilling and member of the executive board in the Maersk Group.

Maersk Voyager is the fourth in a series of four ultra-deepwater drillships. The four drillships were ordered in 2011 and represent a total investment of USD 2.6bn.

Lene Berg, wife of Gregers Kudsk, vice president in Maersk Drilling, had the honour of naming the drillship Maersk Voyager.

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