London-listed Lamprell announced Tuesday that it has successfully delivered the jackup Greatdrill Chaaya (350' ILC) to Singapore's Greatship Global Energy Services.
The jackup completed on budget and 18 months after initial steel cutting, was marked with a ceremony at Lamprell's Hamriyah facility in the United Arab Emirates Jan. 7, followed by the rig's departure from the facility Jan. 17, where it is contracted to ONGC.
The Greatdrill Chaaya, weighed 10,394 tonnes at delivery, is a LeTourneau Super 116E (Enhanced) with a self-elevating 477 foot leg design. To allow the unit to operate in India's offshore water, Lamprell modified the spud can design in order to reduce the soil bearing pressure.
With this delivery, the Group has now completed a total of 12 new build jackup drilling rigs, five of the "LeTourneau Super 116 E" design and seven of the "Friede & Goldman Super M2" design. The Group has seven more LeTourneau rigs at various stages of construction.
Commenting on the company's performance, Lamprell's CEO, Peter Whitbread said: "I am pleased to be marking the completion and delivery of this rig to Greatship. We proceeded on the basis of an aggressive fabrication schedule and so we have achieved an excellent result with this completion as per the client's requirements and on budget. It is further evidence of Lamprell's capabilities and competencies in this core business. We are proud that Greatship has chosen to partner with Lamprell for this latest addition to their jackup fleet and we hope to continue building on this relationship in the future."
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