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ABS classes first Middle East-built jackup rig

ABS classes first Middle East-built jackup rig

Dubai: ABS reports that it is classing the first offshore jackup drilling rig to be built in the Middle East, by MIS at its Sharjah yard. Oritsetimeyin is a Friede & Goldman Super M2 design delivered to SeaWolf Oilfield Services. It is the first of seven rigs being constructed by MIS and one of two rigs being built for Seawolf Oilfield Services.

ABS is working with the yard on the series of jackup newbuilds. All six of the remaining jackup drilling rigs in the MIS newbuild program are to ABS class. (01/04/09]

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