FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding has been notified of a major increase in scope to the contract for maintenance and modifications to Diamond Offshore's jackup, Ocean Summit. The Ocean Summit arrived at the East Pelican Island facility in mid June for maintenance including steel replacement in the preload tanks, drillwater tanks and mud pits. The work scope included conversion and renovation of additional crew quarters as well as fabrication and installation of a new emergency generator house, fuel oil day tank and crane pedestal and installation of a new crane. In addition, the rig was drydocked for inspection and necessary repairs to the spud cans.
The additional scope now includes the blasting and painting of all of the preload tanks and drill water tanks. It is expected that the rig will remain at First Wave's East Pelican Island facility for the modifications through the first week of September.