It will now undergo mechanical completion and commissioning before being transferred to IMI’s yard in Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia, for final commissioning ahead of local deployment.
The first rig was delivered in May. Both are of the Super 116E (enhanced) class design with accommodation for up to 120 people.
IMI, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, Bahri, Lamprell and HHI, is a shipyard at Ras-Al-Khair on the east coast of Saudi Arabia, providing newbuild and maintenance, repair and overhaul services for offshore support vessels, jackup rigs, VLCCs and bulk carriers.
It has 10-year offtake agreements valued at $10 billion with Aramco and Bahri for the delivery of 20 rigs and 52 vessels.
Once the yard is in full service, it will be capable of building four new offshore rigs and more than 43 vessels per year.