Keppel FELS delivers jackup rig

Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered a KFELS B Class jackup rig to the National Drilling Company (NDC) of Abu Dhabi 18 days ahead of schedule.

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(Abu Dhabi)-Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered aKFELS B Class jackup rig to the National Drilling Company (NDC) of Abu Dhabi 18 days ahead of schedule.

Al-Hail is NDC's first newbuild jackup in 20 years. It is also the first KFELS B Class jackup customized to meet NDC's requirements for a cost-effective rig. With leg lengths of 307 ft, Al-Hail is designed specifically for operations in benign Middle East conditions of water depths up to 150 ft.

The rig is equipped with Keppel's proprietary jacking and fixation system with fully automated control functions developed by Keppel FELS' research and technology arm, Offshore Technology Development (OTD).

09/21/05

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