SCHIEDAM, the Netherlands – China Merchants Heavy Industries (CMHI) has contracted Huisman to engineer and fabricate a drilling system for a moored semisubmersible drilling rig constructed at CMHI Haimen.
This will be used for oil and gas drilling activities in shallow to medium water depths offshore Asia, and the South China Sea.
It follows a cooperation between the two parties during the semi’s concept design.
The drilling system will comprise a 1,800 kips static rated load dual multi-purpose drilling tower (DMPT), a single pipe setback drum, manipulator arms for pipe and tool handling, top drive, iron roughnecks, skid carts, catwalk machines, gantry and deck cranes, drillers cabins, and Huisman’s fully integrated control system.
It will be delivered during 2Q 2020 to CMHI Jiangsu Yard in China. Fabrication and final commissioning of the completed DMPT will take place at Huisman China.