Keppel FELS delivers first rig of 2020

Written by Nick Blenkey
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KFELS B Class design jack-up rig

Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) reports that its Keppel FELS shipyard has made its first rig delivery of 2020 – safely, on time and within budget.

Named Heimdal, the jack-up rig has been built to Keppel’s proprietary KFELS B Class design and is the fifth of eleven jack-ups rigs that Borr Drilling has ordered from Keppel.

Developed by Keppel O&M’s technology arm, Offshore Technology Development, the rig incorporates environmentally friendly features that reduce emissions and discharges. It is designed to operate in 400 feet water depth and drill to 30,000 feet, and is equipped with a full 15,000 psi BOP system, with accommodations for up to 150 personnel.

“The KFELS B Class is a proven workhorse of the industry and we are confident Heimdal will contribute to Borr Drilling’s exploration efforts,” said Mr. Tan Leong Peng, Executive Director (Newbuilds) of Keppel O&M.

“Jack-up utilization has been increasing and there is a strong market preference for high spec rigs as older rigs are being retired,” he added. “With our strong track record in design, engineering and execution, Keppel O&M is committed to providing value added solutions for our customers.”

Following this delivery, Borr Drilling will have eight KFELS B Class rigs in its fleet.

Built to Keppel’s proprietary KFELS B Class design, Heimdal is the fifth of eleven jack-up rigs that Borr Drilling has ordered from Keppel O&M

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