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UAE-based Drydocks World to supply Maltese firm with two jack-up rigs

14th April 2014

Drydocks World, has signed an agreement with Malta Oil & Gas for building two unique new jack-up drilling rigs based on Gusto MSC CJ54-X135-A design.

Drydocks World, has signed an agreement with Malta Oil & Gas for building two unique new jack-up drilling rigs based on Gusto MSC CJ54-X135-A design. The agreement was signed by Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World and Robert Thomson of Malta Oil & Gas.
The units have dimensions of 76m x 76m and leg length 180.6m and are intended for operation in water depths up to 450ft.

Drydocks World, has signed an agreement with Malta Oil & Gas for building two unique new jack-up drilling rigs based on Gusto MSC CJ54-X135-A design. The agreement was signed by Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World and Robert Thomson of Malta Oil & Gas.

Buamim said: “There is a great demand for new offshore drilling rigs in the rapidly evolving upstream oil and gas sector. Our strategy to contribute to the growth of this sector has paid rich dividends. We are delighted to have made definite inroads into sophisticated engineering and construction to support this sector. Increasingly sophisticated and highly specialised drilling rigs are being used for deepwater exploration and development and this is the latest requirement of the sector and we are fully geared to meet the increasing demand.”

The units have dimensions of 76m x 76m and leg length 180.6m and are intended for operation in water depths up to 450ft. It consists of a triangular shaped hull with three open truss legs, rack and pinion type elevating systems and leg-to-hull fixation systems. The rig will be capable of drilling HPHT (high pressure/high temperature) wells. It is equipped with a permanent accommodation for 150 persons, a helideck suitable for the use of a S61N or S92 helicopter and a retractable X-Y type cantilever carrying the drilling derrick.

Drydocks World is undertaking a strategic development in its rig business.

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