Drydocks World to build 450-ft rated CJ 54 jackups

Posted on 16 April 2014

Drydocks World has signed an agreement with Malta Oil & Gas for the construction of two jackups based on the Gusto MSC CJ54-X135-A design. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World, and Paul Robert Thomson of Malta Oil & Gas. The units will have a leg length 180.6 m (592.5 ft) and will be intended for operation in water depths up to 450 ft. “There is a great demand for new offshore drilling rigs in the rapidly evolving upstream oil and gas sector,” His Excellency Buamim said. “Increasingly sophisticated and highly specialized drilling rigs are being used for deepwater exploration and development, and this is the latest requirement of the sector.”

The jackup design consists of a triangular-shaped hull with three open truss legs, rack and pinion elevating systems and leg-to-hull fixation systems. The rigs will be capable of drilling high-pressure, high-temperature wells and equipped with permanent accommodations for 150 people each, a helideck suitable for the use of a S61N or S92 helicopter and a retractable X-Y type cantilever carrying the drilling derrick.

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