Fjord booked for trans-Atlantic rig delivery

Oando Energy Services has contracted Fairstar Heavy Transport to deliver the drilling rig Respect from Lagos, Nigeria to Galveston, Texas under a $3.05-million contract.

Offshore staff

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands – Oando Energy Services has contracted Fairstar Heavy Transport to deliver the drilling rig Respect from Lagos, Nigeria to Galveston, Texas under a $3.05-million contract.

Chris Muilwijk, sales team leader for Fairstar's Client Services Group, said of the bidding process: “Our semisubmersible vessel Fjord was the only vessel capable of loading in Lagos and discharging in Galveston.

“The shallow draft of the Fjord is a powerful competitive advantage. Converted oil tankers have severe limits on their ability to submerge in many shallow water ports. We expect to load the Respect on to the Fjord in the second half of November.”

After completing this assignment, Fjord will return to Africa to load the FPSO components in Angola for Total E&P Angola’s DSME CLOV project.

Once the vessel has arrived in South Korea to deliver this consignment, it will undergo preparations for Chevron’s Gorgon project off Western Australia.

10/31/2011

More in Rigs/Vessels