Vessel Arrives in AU to Remove West Atlas Rig

The Jascon 25 has arrived in Australia to begin working on the removal of the West Atlas jackup, which caught fire during a blow out of one of the Montara wells. For this project, Sea Trucks Australia formed a partnership with Svitzer Salvage Australasia, and the awarded contract includes the cleaning and removal of debris from the rig as well as the cantilever drill floor, which extends to the Wellhead platform. The Jascon 25 will be the primary support vessel in the removal operation, which is a newly built multipurpose DP3 offshore construction vessel. The removal of the West Atlas rig should take about 3 months. Montara is located on AC/RL3 in the southern Timor Sea 404 miles (650 kilometers) from Darwin, Australia.

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