CIMC Raffles, a Chinese rig builder, on Thursday delivered a new semi-submersible drilling rig.
The rig named North Dragon has been delivered to North Sea Rigs from Norway.
According to CIMC Raffles, the semi-submersible rig is the first China-built unit capable of drilling in the harsh environment conditions such as those in the Barents Sea.
The dynamically positioned (DP3) drilling rig, classed by DNV, can accommodate 130 people. North Dragon is designed to operate in water depths of 500 meters, up to 1,200 meters and drill to depths of 8,000 meters.
It is equipped with Rolls & Royce power system, Kongsberg DP3 dynamic positioning system, Siemens electronic control system and NOV drilling system.
Offshore Energy Today Staff. Images: CIMC Raffles