Shelf Drilling hires Drydocks to repair ‘High Island IV’ jack-up

Drydocks World has been chosen to carry out the drydocking and repairs of the jack-up “High Island IV” for Shelf Drilling, one of the major players in the shallow water drilling market, and owners of 40 rigs worldwide. 

Drydocks World-Dubai has a successful past with Shelf Drilling, previously completing a variety of work on six of their rigs, ranging from Saudi Aramco specifications to major upgrades and re-activation. The contract signing for the “High Island IV” was held in Dubai Maritime City in the presence of His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, and Mr. Kurt Hoffman, Chief Operating Officer of Shelf Drilling, in addition to senior management staff from both companies.

The signing of this contract exemplifies the confidence Shelf Drilling has in Drydocks World to deliver the highest standards of operational excellence, based on the proven successful previous delivery of jackup rigs. The Drydocks World Rig Division has successfully delivered many projects and is working on implementing an action plan to be the regions full service destination to all offshore work requirements and engineering solutions.

Drydocks World has become one of the best service providers in the world for ship repair, conversion and new building projects with 35 rigs successfully refurbished and repaired in the last 3 years, including two re-activation projects.

Commenting on Drydocks World success, Buamim stated, “We have already surpassed the target set for this year in terms of orders for rig drydocking, repairs, and refurbishment.We look forward to increasing our achievements as we embark on another project with Shelf Drilling, furthering our strategic alliance, and continuing to provide services which adhere to the highest standards in international operational excellence.”

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