China’s Huangpu Wenchong shipbuilding yard has been contracted to build a further pair of jack-up rigs from a returning customer. Hong Kong-listed TSC Group has ordered, through it daughter company Alliance Offshore Drilling (AOD), two Zentech-designed R-550D jack-up drilling rigs with deliveries scheduled for the first quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2018.
The R-550D design works to a depth of 9,144 m and is equipped with a cantilever rig, mud pumps, living quarters for more than 150 people, and a high-speed preload system.
Huangpu Wenchong, which was acquired by Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in late 2014, has already started construction on an identical pair for AOD, with deliveries expected in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of 2016.
This post was sourced from IHS Maritime 360: View the original article here.