CIMC builds backlog with drillship, semi orders

Offshore staff

YANTAI, CHINA – Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited has secured orders for a newbuild drillship and a harsh environment semisubmersible, with options for an additional four drilling rigs.

The drillship, for Norwegian drilling contractor Norshore, will be a small multipurpose vessel designed for riserless drilling and well intervention. Delivery is scheduled for 2H 2016. Norshore has options to build up to three similar drillships.

CIMC also received an order from Beacon Holdings Group Ltd. for an ice class semisubmersible based on the GM4-D design. Dubbed the Beacon Atlantic, the rig will be capable of drilling to 8,000 m (26,247 ft) in water depths up to 500 m (1,640 ft). The contract carries an option for one additional semisub.

CIMC has scheduled delivery of the Beacon Atlantic in 4Q 2016.

01/16/2014

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

Whitepapers

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...