AUGUST 8, 2016 — DNV GL has welcomed the world’s largest semi-submersible drilling rig into class.Ocean GreatWhite is 123 m long and 78 m wide and was delivered at the Ulsan, South
semisubmersible drilling rig
JULY 17, 2016 — The world’s largest shipbuilder has delivered the world’s largest largest semi-submersible drilling rig. South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) delivered the 123 m x 78 m Ocean Greatwhite
Today, Fred. Olsen Energy said that its Bollsta Dolphin Pte. Limited subsidiary has notified HHI that it has exercised its contractual termination right under the newbuilding contract as a result of the delay in delivery of the rig, the Bollsta Dolphin, a Moss CS 60 E, sixth generation ultra deepwater semi-submersible.
Fred. Olsen Energy says that the rig construction contract provides that on termination Bollsta will be
entitled to a refund of the first instalment paid to HHI of $186,390,240 plusaccrued interest.
The rig had been under contract to Chevron North Sea Limited under a contract entered into in October 2012. That contract has now been “mutually terminated” on “amicable terms.”