Maersk jackup to provide accommodation offshore Denmark

Offshore staff

LYNGBY, DenmarkMaersk Oil has contracted a Maersk Drilling jackup rig to provide accommodation at various fields in the Danish North Sea.

The Maersk Guardian will begin the firm five-year, $142-million contract next September.

Currently the rig is stacked in Frederikshavn where it will remain throughout the refurbishment period until contract commencement. It is undergoing decommissioning of the cantilever, including the drilling package; overhaul of auxiliary systems to support accommodation units, and of the existing accommodation block; and installation of new accommodation modules.

The rig, built in 1986 in Japan, has a leg length of 132 m (433 ft). It is designed for year-round operation in the North Sea.


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