GSF Labrador Gets New Look

Scheldepoort B.V. has been awarded a contract to convert the GSF Labrador into an accommodation unit. The project will commence when the rig arrives in Vlissingen at the end of June and will take approximately 4 months. Among other things the main scope of work is the removal of the complete drilling package from the rig, such as the derrick, cantilever, cement and mud tanks, all drilling equipment and redundant cabling and piping.

Scheldepoort will build a new accommodation block weighing in at 400 tons which will be placed on the deck. The current accommodation facilities will be completely refurnished and new life saving equipment will be installed. The rig will be fitted with sponsons in order to comply with stability regulations. In addition, a complete survey as well as a painting program will be executed. After delivery the accommodation rig will go into service in the coastal waters of Denmark.

The GSF Labrador is an independent leg cantilever jackup rated to work in water depths up to 300'. The CFEM T-2005-C designed unit entered service in 1983. Transocean cold stacked the unit in August 2010.

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