Drydocks World to build mega Jack-up rig for the North Sea named "Dubai Expo 2020 NS”

Published Jan 14, 2014
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Drydocks World has signed an Agreement with Drill One Capital for building the “Dubai Expo 2020 NS” mega Jack-up rig.

Gusto MSC which is one of our major partners in this project has designed the CJ 80 rig and the rig will be the first of this design to be built and will be the largest Jack-up rig ever built. Designed to be operated in harsh environments including the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea at a maximum water-depth of 175 meter with 25 meter air-gap, the rig is another ground-breaking project among the growing portfolio of new build projects for the offshore oil & gas being implemented by Drydocks World.

“From inception the UAE government strategy and Dubai in particular are focused on putting our industry at the forefront and whatever we do to be in the lead and globally No.1. Today we have entered into the next stage of technology and design by building a green Rig which take the oil industry to a new level. It is a demonstration of DDW capability to build world first mega projects as we demonstrated in previous projects such as ‘The Shell Prelude FLNG turret, Solan storage tank and DolWin beta’, and now building this global first and largest rig. It is a testament from the offshore industry on the DDW capability to deliver and puts us into the lead and the yard of choice. We seek to develop our capabilities in building highly specialized units for the offshore oil & gas sectors and are gearing up for more innovative and technology-intensive projects that would serve the emerging needs of the energy sector,” said His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World.

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