Sembcorp Marine delivers jack-up rig to Maersk Highlander

Sembcorp Marine Ltd workers cycle to their Admiralty Yard in Singapore, on Jan 13, 2016.
Sembcorp Marine Ltd workers cycle to their Admiralty Yard in Singapore, on Jan 13, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Sembcorp Marine, which provides offshore and marine engineering solutions, has delivered a high-specification jack-up rig to Maersk Highlander UK.

This is for heavy-duty offshore drilling and can operate in water depths of up to 400 feet and drill to 30,000 feet deep.

Sembcorp Marine said the rig's construction started in September 2014, and was completed on schedule with "an excellent safety record of zero near-misses and reportable cases".

Sembcorp Marine president and chief executive Wong Weng Sun said: "Other than an outstanding safety record, the successful Maersk Highlander project reinforces Sembcorp Marine's solid reputation as an efficient and reliable rig builder, supported by strong production capabilities as well as highly competent project management and technical personnel."

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