Harland and Wolff, a Belfast-based ship and rig repair yard, has completed the dry docking and SPS class renewal survey of the Byford Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig.
The rig left Belfast during the summer following a six-month dry docking in the ship yard’s main building dock.
Harland and Wolff Director of Marine and Offshore Unit Repair, James Lappin, said: “Over the years, Harland and Wolff and Dolphin Drilling have collaborated on several occasions, having fabricated pontoons, column extensions, power generation and accommodation modules for other vessels in the Dolphin fleet.”
The Byford Dolphin, owned by Dolphin Drilling is currently working for BP in the UK North Sea on a $345.000 dayrate. The contract will expire in the third quarter of 2016. The next class renewal survey for the rig is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.