DECEMBER 26, 2013 — Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) has taken delivery of its sixth newbuilding drillship, the Ocean Rig Skyros, from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries. It is currently mobilizing to offshore Angola to commence drilling operations with Total.
Ocean Rig is scheduled to take delivery of a further drillship in the series next year and two more in 2015. The ultra-deep water DP 3 drillships are based on the Saipem 10K design.
Water depth capacity 10,000 & 12,000 feet
Variable deck load of 20,000 tonnes
Dynamic positioning system - DP Class 3 Kongsberg
Dual Derrick fully equipped
Total vessel power of 6 x 7,290 kW, Total 43,740 kW (59,500 hp)
Thruster power of 6 x 5,500 kW
Thruster capacity 600 tonnes thrust
Transit speed 12 knots