COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its third ultra-harsh environment jackup, XLE-3, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore ahead of schedule.
The rig, which will be named at a ceremony in Singapore in February, is the third of four newbuild ultra-harsh environment jackups to enter Maersk Drilling’s rig fleet in 2014-16. The four rigs represent a total investment of $2.6 billion.
The fourth will be delivered from the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea in 2016.
With a leg length of 206.8 m (678 ft) the rigs are designed for year-round operation in the North Sea, in water depths up to 150 m (492 ft).