ABS issues Guidance Notes on jack-up rig foundations

APRIL 14, 2017 – ABS says that its just issued Guidance Notes on Geotechnical Performance of Spudcan Foundations result from multiple targeted jack-up research initiatives. The document is the industry’s first guidance

Borr to take over Transocean jack-up newbuild contracts

MARCH 21, 2017 — With the approval of Transocean, Keppel FELS Limited has reached a preliminary agreement with Borr Drilling Limited of Bermuda (Borr Drilling) that will see the construction contracts for

ABS and industry experts tackle MODU safety issues

MARCH 15, 2017 — More than 50 participants, including delegates from major owners, designers, shipyards and ABS technical representatives, provided input at the recent ABS Special Committee Meeting on the class society’s

New jack-up design targets next gen wind turbines

FEBRUARY 7, 2017— Ulstein and Rotterdam headquartered offshore consultancy SeaOwls have launched a pioneering heavy-lift jack-up vessel design called SOUL aimed at installing the next generation 10-12 MW offshore wind turbines in

Keppel FELS reaches settlement on Parden jack-up

DECEMBER 30, 2016 — Singapore’s Keppel FELS has reached an agreement on the sale of a KFELS B Class design jack-up originally ordered back in August 2015 by Uruguay-based Parden Holding for

Ardent completes largest wreck removal of 2016

DECEMBER 7, 2016 — Houston headquartered salvor Ardent last month completed the largest wreck removal of 2016 — removing the Troll Solution jack-up from the seabed of Mexico’s Bay of Campeche Weighing

ASRY welcomes 100th rig

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 — ASRY, Bahrain, has welcomed its 100th rig repair job to the shipyard, which this year is seeing the highest number of rig repair contracts in the yards history.

Lamprell says equipment problem delays jack-up delivery

JULY 26, 2016 — United Arab Emirates(UAE) based Lamprell plc says that scheduled second-quarter 2016 delivery of a jack-up drilling rig has been delayed. The rig is in its final stages of

Keppel AmFELS delivers jack-up to Mexican client

JULY 14, 2016 — Brownsville, TX, shipyard Keppel AmFELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, has delivered Uxpanapa, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Mexico’s Central Panuco,

Rig dispute heads for arbitration

APRIL 7, 2016 — A dispute between Sembcorp Marine subsidiary PPL Shipyard and Marco Polo Marine subsidiary Marco Polo Drilling is headed for arbitration. The dispute relates to the termination of a