New High Efficiency Jack-up Named In Singapore

Maersk Contractors has named the latest addition of high efficiency jack-up rigs to the fleet. The new rig is the second in a series of four identical rigs currently under construction for Maersk Contractors. Two more highly advanced, next generation 350ft jack-up rigs will be delivered from Keppel FELS in 2009.
    The rig was named MÆRSK RESOLUTE by the Lady Sponsor, Mrs. Anette Bjerge, wife of Executive Vice President of Dong Energy, Mr. Søren Gath-Hansen at a ceremony on 16 August 2008 at Keppel FELS in Singapore.
    “Maersk Contractors is proud to take delivery of this second high efficiency jack-up rig. The rig’s first assignment in the Danish sector of the North Sea will further emphasize our position as a leader in the North Sea and within the high-end jack-up market in general”, says Claus V. Hemmingsen.
    The drilling performance of the MÆRSK RESOLUTE will be 20% more efficient than that of a conventional jack-up rig. The highly efficient and sophisticated drilling equipment will make the rig well qualified for drilling deep and difficult wells, including high temperature/high pressure wells. An extensive mechanisation has been implemented to further improve the safety and working environment for the crew.
    The first assignment for the MÆRSK RESOLUTE is a three-year contract with Dong Energy in the Danish part of the North Sea. The rig departed from Singapore on 17 August 2008.

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