Newbuild Caspian jackup sails from Astrakhan

Lamprell has completed and delivered its second new jackup this week.

Offshore staff

SHARJAH, UAE – Lamprell has completed and delivered its second new jackup this week.

Following the earlierdelivery to Indian contractor Jindal, the company has completed the first of two Caspian Sea jackups ordered by Eurasia Drilling Co. (EDC).

The rig was recently towed from the re-assembly yard at Astrakhan on the northern Caspian Sea coast to start operations elsewhere in the sector.

Lamprell expects to deliver the second jackup to EDC in 4Q 2014. The first two module shipments have already been transferred from the group’s facility in Hamriyah to the Astrakhan yard.

CEO James Moffat said: “The project has been highly complex as a result of the new approach for delivery, with modular fabrication, assembly and disassembly being undertaken in the group’s Hamriyah facility, transfer to the Caspian Sea region, and then re-assembly in a yard in Astrakhan.”

11/8/2013

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