Maersk Drilling in Talks to Secure Contract for Newbuild Maersk Voyager

Maersk Drilling reported that its fourth ultra deepwater drillship was named Thursday morning in a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. Lene Berg, wife of Gregers Kudsk, vice president in Maersk Drilling, had the honor of naming the Maersk Voyager (UDW drillship).

Maersk Voyager is the fourth in a series of four ultra deepwater drillships. The four drillships were ordered in 2011 and represent a total investment of $2.6 billion.

Maersk Voyager is scheduled to be delivered from SHI in 4Q 2014. Maersk Voyager remains without a first contract.

“The short term floater market is challenged, but we remain in discussions with several oil companies regarding short term as well as long term drilling campaigns for the Maersk Voyager ,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO in Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board in the Maersk Group.


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