Sembcorp Marine has successfully delivered the Maersk Highlander to Maersk Drilling.
The Singapore company handed over the high-specification jackup – formerly known as the Hercules Highlander – after Maersk struck a $190million deal to acquire it from Hercules Offshore.
The rig, which was built at Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard, will be used on Maersk’s mammoth Culzean field in the UK North Sea.
Sembcorp Marine president Wong Weng Sun said: “Other than an outstanding safety record, the successful Maersk Highlander project reinforces Sembcorp Marine’s solid reputation as an efficient and reliable rig builder, supported by strong production capabilities as well as highly competent project management and technical personnel. As a technology-driven company, we are constantly seeking ways to innovate and offer the most effective solutions to our customers.”
Construction on the rig began in September 2014 and was finished on time.