Singapore’s Jurong Shipyard has successfully restored and floated the jack-up rig that tilted on 3 December 2012 to its original upright position following planned recovery and restoration operations on 14 January 2013.
Following the successful restoration of the Noble Regina Allen jack-up rig to its upright position, Jurong Shipyard and the relevant authorities will focus on investigations into the cause of the tilting. Repairs and restoration work will commence upon lifting of the stop-work order.
The jack-up rig which was originally scheduled for delivery in 1Q 2013 will be rescheduled for a later delivery date. Pending on the assessment, the estimated delivery would be by the end of third quarter 2013.
The repairs and rescheduling in the delivery of the jack-up rig are not expected to have any material impact on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of Sembcorp Marine for the year ending December 31, 2013
January 15, 2013