Fairmount Summit tows West Ariel rig to Singapore

Offshore staff

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands – The tug Fairmount Summit has towed the jackup rig West Ariel safely from Vung Tau, Vietnam, to Singapore. The towage over a distance of 1,305 mi (2,100 km) was performed in seven days.

The West Ariel, a KFels B class independent leg cantilever jackup rig, was built in 2008 by Keppel FELS, Singapore, and is owned by UK-based Seadrill Ltd. The 73-m-long (240-ft-long), 10,352-GT rig can drill up to 9,144 m (30,000 ft) in depth.

For this job, the Fairmount Summit was mobilized from Singapore. When the convoy arrived in Singapore, the rig was handed over to local harbor tugs.



The Fairmount Summit tug has safely towed the West Ariel rig from Vietnam to Singapore.

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