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World’s largest jack-up rig launched in Singapore

World’s largest jack-up rig launched in Singapore
A world’s largest jack-up rig boasting a maximum drilling depth capacity of 10,000 metres has been delivered to Noble Corporation over the weekend, from Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine.

The unit, Noble Lloyd Noble, is Noble’s seventh ultra high-specification harsh environment jack-up rig based on the GustoMSC CJ70 design as well as Statoil’s Category J specifications.

The rigs has an operational air gap of 69 metres and is capable of operating in a water depth of up to 150 metres in harsh environmental conditions. It will be deployed in Statoil’s Mariner field development in the North Sea under a four-year charter arrangement.

Sembcorp Marine pointed out that Noble Lloyd Noble is the first offshore structure of its kind to comply with both Norwegian and UK regulatory standards, and suited for operation over a very large platform or in a subsea configuration.