Keppel FELS Ltd. delivered its latest semisubmersible drilling tender,West Setia, to Smedvig Tender Rigs Pte Ltd. The delivery places Keppel FELS as the leader and pioneer in the design and construction of purpose-built semisubmersible drilling tenders for deepwater operations.
Developed by the Deepwater Technology Group,West Setia is being built to Keppel Offshore & Marine's proprietary design, KFELS SSDT 3600-GOM-C42.
Incorporating the latest technological advances, the six column drilling tender has the flexibility for deployment in deeper waters and harsher environments. It carries a drilling derrick set and has cranage to deploy this derrick set onto production platforms. It also provides storage and accommodation facilities, and complements other drilling platforms.
West Setia is one of the first offshore rigs to be registered in Singapore since the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore opened its Singapore Registry of Ships to include offshore industry mobile units in January 2005.