Japanese earthquake delays steel delivery to rig builder

Offshore staff

BANGKOK – The Japanese earthquake and subsequent flooding has impacted the rig manufacturing business in Asia. Keppel FELS has notified Asia Offshore Drilling Ltd. that it is declaring a Force Majeure event regarding construction of two high specification jackup drilling rigs.

Keppel FELS said the impact on the delivery schedule is due to delays in steel arriving from Japan and that the delay would move the delivery out by six weeks from March 1, 2013, to April 15, 2013, on the first rig. At this time, Keppel says the second rig remains scheduled for delivery by Dec. 1, 2012.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...