Drydocks World to build jackups for Malta Oil & Gas
Drydocks World has signed an agreement with Malta Oil & Gas to build two drilling jackups based on Gusto MSC’s CJ54-X135-A design.
DUBAI, UAE – Drydocks World has signed an agreement with Malta Oil & Gas to build two drilling jackups based on Gusto MSC’s CJ54-X135-A design.
The rigs will measure 76 x 76 m (249 x 249 ft) with a leg length of 180.6 m (592 ft). They are intended for operation in water depths up to 450 ft (137 m) and will be capable of drilling high-pressure/high-temperature wells.
The design features a triangular shaped hull with three open truss legs, rack and pinion type elevating systems and leg-to-hull fixation systems; permanent accommodation for 150 personnel, a helideck suitable for a S61N or S92 helicopter; and a retractable X-Y type cantilever carrying the drilling derrick.
Drydocks World plans to develop its rig business increasingly away from repair and refurbishment and rehabilitation to newbuilds. The company has established a dedicated engineering team to implement changes to basic rig designs, which it claims is critical to successful delivery.