Awilco Drilling is happy to substantiate that first metal chopping came about for the decrease hull of our new CS60 ECO drilling semi-submersible at Keppel FELS shipyard in Nantong, China. We anticipate to additionally strike metal on the higher hull at KeppelFels in Singapore inside December.
The new rig is scheduled for supply in March 2021.
In March 2018 Keppel FELS secured a contract from Awilco to assemble a Moss Maritime’s CS60 ECO MW semi-submersible drilling rig for harsh setting use, price about US$425 million. the drilling rig might be outfitted for mid-water operations of as much as depths of 1,500m.
Awilco positioned a repeat order for a second unit in March 2019 price about $425 million.
The new-build rig design is the MOSS CS60 ECO MW, a high-end harsh-environment semi-submersible drilling rig. This is a bespoke mid-water rig designed to supply prospects finest in school security, environmental and operational efficiency. Incorporating the very newest in know-how, this rig will ship vital properly value saving and enhanced operational reliability while decreasing our influence on the setting.
The CS60 ECO MW is each Norwegian and UK compliant and is predominantly focused at these two markets, together with the Barents Sea and Atlantic Margin.
Awilco Drilling, primarily based in Aberdeen, UK, owns two midwater semi-submersibles, WilPhoenix and WilHunter, in-built 1982 and 1983 respectively. The two rigs are at present idle.
(Source: Awilco Drilling – Image: Moss Maritime)
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