CIMC Raffles assembles first-ever Chinese arctic semisubmersible

CIMC Raffles has assembled the first-ever arctic semisubmersible drilling rig at its Yantai yard.

North Dragon arctic drilling semisubmersible drilling rig
North Dragon arctic drilling semisubmersible drilling rig

Offshore staff

SINGAPORECIMC Raffles has assembled the first-ever arctic semisubmersible drilling rig at its Yantai yard.

North Dragon is designed to operate in arctic conditions in water depths of 500 m (1,640 ft) to 1,200 m (3,937 ft) and drill to depths of 8,000 m (26,247 ft). It has Rolls & Royce power, Kongsberg DP-3, Siemens electronic controls, and NOV drilling systems.

Based on GM4-D design, CIMC Raffles completed the basic design together with Global Maritime.

01/22/2015

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