Semco Receives Orders for Equipment, Upgrade of 2 Jackups, 1 Semisub

Denmark's Semco Maritime A/S announced Wednesday the company received orders for equipment and upgrading of two Prospector Drilling's jackups and the Norwegian operated Songa Dee (mid-water semisub).

At the beginning of the year, Danish project and offshore engineering company Semco Maritime entered into a strategic partnership with the Port of Cromarty Firth to establish a center for rig upgrades at Invergordon in UK. The first solid orders have now been awarded: In the course of the next months, Semco Maritime will complete various scopes of work on two Prospector Drilling jackups and the semisubmersible Songa Dee.

Two Prospector Drilling rigs

Rig operator Prospector Drilling has chosen Semco Maritime to complete final installations at Prospector 5 (400' ILC), a new state-of-the-art jackup. Prospector 5 will see follow-up installation of client supplied equipment for the rig’s first assignment. Moreover, minor installation work is to be performed on another Prospector Drilling jackup, Prospector 1 (400' ILC).

Songa Dee

The 367 by 262 feet (112 by 80 meter) wide Norwegian operated semisubmersible rig Songa Dee is now moored at the Invergordon facilities deep water quay Queens Dock, with various electrical, structural, mechanical and pipe-work scopes to be performed over the next 60 days.

Frank Hall, general manager Semco Maritime UK:

“Songa Dee is a good example of the type of large rigs that Semco Maritime is able to handle at the deep water facilities at Invergordon. The three orders bode well for our ambition to be the preferred leading provider of rig upgrades in the North Sea region.”

As well as Songa Dee, the two Prospector Drilling jackups have arrived at Invergordon, and the Semco Maritime crew of approximately 60 rig upgrade specialists has commenced the work simultaneously at all three rigs.


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