Rowan Companies announced the Bess Brants and Earnest Dees jackup rigs (formerly named P-59 and P-60) are being mobilized to the Middle East from Brazil. The two rigs departed Brazil onboard the Dockwise Mighty Servant 1 heavy lift vessel on 28 April and are expected to arrive in Dubai in June 2018.
Tom Burke, President and CEO, commented, “We are confident the Bess Brants and Earnest Dees will serve Rowan well in the Middle East. These modern assets will integrate seamlessly into our existing fleet and help renew our fleet following the divestiture of our oldest jackups over the past three years.”
The Bess Brants and Earnest Dees are LeTourneau Super 116E jackup rigs that were both delivered new into service in 2013 and were purchased from a subsidiary of Petrobras.