World’s Largest Jack-Up Rig Delivered To Noble

Published at 08:37AM - 18/07/16

Sembcorp Marine announced today it has delivered the world’s largest jack-up rig to Noble Corporation.

Noble Lloyd Noble, the seventh ultra high-specification harsh environment jack-up rig completed for Noble, will be deployed in Statoil’s Mariner field development in the North Sea.

“The Noble Lloyd Noble reaffirms Sembcorp Marine’s ability to continuously scale new peaks as a manufacturer of the world’s most sophisticated rigs,” Sembcorp Marine President and CEO Wong Weng Sun, said.

World’s Largest Jack-Up Rig Delivered To Noble

The rig is also the first of its kind to fully comply with both Norwegian and UK regulatory standards, Semcorp said in a statement.

The rig has an operational air gap of 226.37 feet and is capable of operating in a water depth of up to 492 feet in harsh environmental conditions.

Noble Lloyd Noble has a maximum total drilling depth capacity of approximately 33,000 feet.

The facility will be deployed under a four-year charter arrangement and is “uniquely suited for operation over a very large platform or in a subsea configuration”.

The rig is based on the GustoMSC CJ70 design as well as Statoil’s “Category J” specifications.

Rig Project Involved 8 Million Man-Hours

According to Sembcorp, this project involved a total of 8 million man-hours worked without any incidents reported onboard the rig. However back in March, one of the shipyards cranes collapsed onto the rig, causing damage and minor injuries to workers.

“With a global network of facilities, we are able to execute projects of any scale and complexity to high health, safety and environmental standards. We look forward to partnering with Noble Corporation again in building the best and most versatile offshore structures,” Weng Sun stated.

Semcorp Marine is an offshore and marine service provider, focusing on rigs, floaters, repairs and upgrades, offshore platforms and specialised shipbuilding.

The company operates shipyards in Singapore, India, Indonesia, the UK and Brazil.

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