The work was done at Signal International's East Facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Prefabrication started in February 2004 in anticipation of the rig's arrival in July. The drill-ready rig departed on schedule and within budget after 109 working days.
The scope of work included:
Planning, organizing and controlling of the project were executed through a fully integrated (customer/contractor/subcontractor) process. This resulted in the on-time and on-budget delivery of a world-class high-performance mobile offshore drilling unit.
Signal International is one of the largest marine and fabrication companies in the Gulf of Mexico providing repair, upgrade, and construction/fabrication services to the offshore industry. With over three miles of water frontage, the six facilities encompass a total of 347 acres and include the East and West yards in Pascagoula, Mississippi and four Texas facilities, one in Sabine Pass, two in Port Arthur and the Orange Yard. Both the Mississippi and Texas operations have floating dry-docks capable of docking jackups and semi-submersibles. These yards are equipped to handle substantial modifications, conversions and repairs of semi-submersibles, jackups, drillships, FPSOs and FPSs.
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