Signal International has been awarded a contract for Diamond Offshore’s Ocean America to perform modifications and inspections to ensure compliance with ABS Special Survey requirements.
The semisubmersible will be drydocked at the company’s Port Arthur Texas yard in early 2009. The vessel will undergo inspections to the anchor chain and propeller shaft, piping modifications, sacrificial anode replacements as well as new paint for the hull and derrick.
Dick Marler, President and CEO of Signal commented: “Special Survey work to help our customer keep his vessel in class is an essential segment of Signal’s core business. We are gratified that, once again, a returning customer rewards Signal’s past performance with additional work.”
The Ocean America is a fourth generation semisubmersible rated to work in waters up to 5,000 feet deep and with a drilling depth capacity of 30,000 feet. The rig is currently working in the Gulf of Mexico for Mariner Energy and will return to work for Mariner once shipyard work is complete.
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