Bully 1 drill tower heads to Singapore

On Nov. 12, the drill tower for the first Shell/Frontier Bully drillship left from the Huisman quay in Schiedam destined for the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.

Offshore staff

SCHIEDAM, Netherlands -- On Nov. 12, the drill tower for the first Shell/Frontier Bully drillship left from the Huisman quay in Schiedam destined for the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.

Huisman designed and manufactured the drilling tower and related pipe, riser, and BOP handling equipment. The company is scheduled to deliver similar equipment for the Bully 2 vessel in five months time.

The company upended the drill tower on the quay, fully assembled. It was tested prior to transportation. Huisman also installed topdrive and service loops.

Subsequent commissioning of the complete system is expected to take less than three months, the company says.

Apart from the drilling tower, Huisman also delivered all equipment for the handling of drillpipe, casings, marine risers, subsea, and surface BOPs and trees, the riser tensioning system, and both deck cranes.

11/19/2009

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