Hyundai delivers world’s largest semisubmersible drilling rig

Hyundai Heavy Industries has delivered Ocean Greatwhite, the world’s largest semisubmersible drilling rig, to Diamond Offshore Drilling.

Jul 20th, 2016
Ocean Greatwhite
Ocean Greatwhite

Offshore staff

ULSAN, South Korea – Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has delivered Ocean Greatwhite, the world’s largest semisubmersible drilling rig, to Diamond Offshore Drilling.

TheOcean Greatwhiteis 123 m (404 ft) long and 78 m (256 ft) wide. It is capable of operating in water depths up to 3,000 m (9,842 ft) and drilling to a depth of 10,670 m (35,000 ft) from the sea surface.

The rig will be chartered to BP for operation in theGreat Australian Bight from October 2016.

HHI won the $630-millionrig construction contract in 2013 and has delivered four other drillships to the Houston-based drilling contractor.

07/20/2016

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