Keppel FELS Holds Naming Ceremony for Newbuild Jackup Maersk Integrator
Keppel Corporation Limited announced Saturday that Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has delivered the ultra-harsh jackup, Maersk Integrator (492' ILC), to Maersk Drilling, a wholly owned subsidiary of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S, thirty days ahead of schedule, on budget and with a perfect safety record.
The rig was named at a ceremony today in Keppel FELS by Ms Margareth Ovrum, executive vice president, Technology, Projects and Drilling, Statoil.
Maersk Integrator is an XL Enhanced (XLE) harsh environment jackup and the third in the XLE series delivered to Maersk Drilling. It has been customized for operations in the North Sea and has been chartered on a four year term by Statoil for development drilling in the Gina Krog field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
Chow Yew Yuen, CEO of Keppel Offshore & Marine said, “This is the world’s largest rig and the third one in the series we have delivered to Maersk Drilling. Our achievement in delivering it so far ahead of schedule is a result of our execution excellence, good teamwork with Maersk Drilling and process improvements over three repeat projects. We have developed a strong partnership with Maersk Drilling, having built eight jackups and four semisubmersibles for them over the years.”
Collaborations between Keppel and Maersk Drilling span some 30 years and include the design, engineering, repair and construction of a variety of rigs and ships.
Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board in the Maersk Group, said, “With Maersk Integrator, we now have three of the world’s largest, ultra-harsh environment jackups which enables us to offer a suite of strong solutions to the Norwegian jackup market. The XLE rigs we have in operation now are performing very well; Maersk Intrepid (492' ILC) at the Martin Linge field for Total Norway and Maersk Interceptor (492' ILC) at Ivar Aasen for Det norske oljeselskap ASA. The early delivery and good performance of Keppel FELS is one of the reasons why we continually partner with Keppel. They have been able to consistently provide value-added services while delivering products of the highest technical abilities to our satisfaction.”
The XLE rig has a leg length of 678 feet (206.8 meters) and is designed for year round operations in the North Sea, in water depths up to 492 feet (150 meters).
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