jackup drilling rig Greatdrill Chaaru
Lamprell has completed construction on a further jackup drilling rig, “Greatdrill Chaaru” and its delivery to Greatship Global Energy Services Pte. Ltd. (Greatship), within budget and ahead of schedule.
Construction of the rig was undertaken on a fast-track basis and completion was achieved in only 18 months after initial steel cutting. The naming ceremony was held at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in the UAE on 9 February and the rig will sail to its drilling location in India within the next few days. The rig will join its sister vessel, the “Greatdrill Chaaya” which Lamprell delivered in January 2013. Both rigs are contracted to work for Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) in the offshore Indian territorial waters.
“Greatdrill Chaaru” has been designed according to the LeTourneau Super 116E (Enhanced) Class design. With this delivery, the Group has now completed a total of 13 Super 116E jackup drilling rigs and has handed over its second major project for 2015.