Two Maersk rigs have arrived at the Invergordon shipyard of engineering firm Semco Maritime.
Maersk Highlander, which recently arrived by heavy lift from Singapore, is expected to be at the quayside for a short time before being sent to work on the £3billion Culzean gas development in the North Sea.
The jack-up rig has to carry out a number of commissioning tasks before it is deemed ready for action.
Maersk, Demark’s biggest company, is developing Culzean, which is 155 miles east of Aberdeen and is expected to produce first gas in 2019.
Maersk Reacher, another jack-up, will likely be at the Queens Dock facility for longer. It needs to be upgraded and modified.
Semco Maritime − also headquartered in Denmark but with three UK bases − is also close to finishing work on the Paragon MSS1 semi-submersible, which has been signed up for a drilling contract.