China’s Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited (CIMC Raffles), has secured an order from Central Shipping Monaco (CSM) to build 2 Friede & Goldman JU2000E jack-up drilling rigs.
The two rigs are scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2015. In addition, CSM has options to build up to another 4 similar jack-up rigs with CIMC Raffles.
The F&G JU2000E rigs can operate in water depths of 400 feet, and drilling depths is 35,000 feet. It can operate in Gulf of Mexico, Middle East North Britain, and West & East Africa. The rigs will be equipped with BLM jacking system and Aker drilling package.
January 10, 2014