Keppel AmFELS has won a contract from Mexico's Perforadora Central SA de CV (Perforadora Central) to build a repeat jackup rig worth $205 million.
Slated for delivery in 1Q 2014, this latest high specification unit will be based on the LeTourneau Super 116E design with leg lengths of 511 feet and the capability to drill wells up to 30,000 feet at a water depth of 375 feet.
Mr. Tan Geok Seng, President of Keppel AmFELS, said, "Keppel AmFELS has had a great relationship with Perforadora Central that dates back to 2002. Once again, we are honored to be building another jackup, our fourth, for Perforadora Central and are very grateful to them for their continued trust and confidence in us.
"We have endured the post-Macondo challenges well. Having recently secured the Ocean Onyx (mid-water semisub) major upgrade and a series of repairs, this newbuild jackup adds to a healthy workload through 1Q 2014. We also continue to pursue projects from Pemex and we are optimistic about our chances."