February 2, 2010
Keppel AMFELS delivers first rig of 2010
Keppel AmFELS Inc., Keppel O&M's U.S. shipyard, has delivered its first rig in 2010 to Mexico's Perforadora Central SA de CV, safely, on time and within budget.
Tuxpan is the second jackup rig that Keppel AmFELS has built for Perforadora Central. Built to the LeTourneau Super 116E design and with leg lengths of 511 ft, Tuxpan can drill wells up to 30,000 ft in water depths of 375 ft. Keppel AmFELS is currently constructing four other newbuild jackup rigs of the enhanced LeTourneau Super 116E design, for Rowan Companies. The construction of these rigs is progressing well.
Mr Patricio Alvarez Morphy, President of Perforadora Central, said, "Tuxpan is built to the highest standards of safety and quality under the expert project management and construction capabilities of Keppel AmFELS. We are confident that this fine rig will achieve a strong operational record when she begins work."
Located in Brownsville, Texas, Keppel AmFELS engages in the construction, refurbishment, conversion, life extension and repair of a complete range of mobile drilling rigs and platforms. Its facilities include a dry dock capable of docking the largest semisubmersible drilling units, and a modern steel processing plant.