The “Strike Steel” ceremony was held at Keppel FELS Gul Road yesterday to commemorate the start of the construction of Jasper Offshore’s second high specification Jack – Up rig. (Hull No B336). The delivery for this unit is expected to be around May 2013.
Similar to its first jackup rig, Jasper’s latest unit will be able to operate in water depths of 400 feet, drill 30,000 feet deep and accommodate 150 men.
“With rapidly increasing demand in the market for safer and more capable rigs, this is the opportune time to expand our fleet and increase our solutions for the offshore industry. We are pleased to be able to build another rig to the highly-rated KFELS B Class design with Keppel FELS.
“Teaming up with the world’s leading rig designer and builder enables us to offer reliable, safe and high quality products to meet the most stringent requirements of the market. Building our first KFELS B Class rigs at Keppel FELS is an important step for Jasper in growing our presence in the offshore drilling market.” Mr Geoffrey Yeoh, Executive Director of Jasper said last year.
May 12, 2011; Image:Jasper Offshore