World’s largest jack-up rig in Norway named Maersk Interceptor.

30. October, 2014 News No comments

Danish company Maersk Drilling presented its new jack-up rig in the Norwegian Port Mekjarvik. It was named “Mearsk Intercetor” during ceremony held at DMC Marine Partners yard in Mekjarvik by Mrs. Anita Utseth Senior Vice President in Det norske oljselskab ASA (The Norwegian Oil Company ASA).

Mearsk Interceptor is the second of four jack-up rigs which will be placed in The Norwegian North Sea for drilling the Ivar Aasen in December this year. The contract with Det norske includes two one-year options. The total investment is estimated to cost 2,6 bn USD.

The first jack-up rig was named Maersk Intrepid and, as the second one, have been delivered from the Keppel FELS shipyard, Singapore. Same legs are 678 ft long and allow drilling on waters with maximum depth of492 ft. Installation can accommodate around 150 people.

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