Noble rig damaged at Jurong

March 1, 2016

An accident at the Sembcorp Marine Jurong shipyard in Singapore damaged a Noble Corp. newbuild jackup, in addition to injuring personnel.  

Illustration of the Noble Lloyd Noble, from Noble Corp.

According to Noble, a shipyard crane boom operating near the Noble Lloyd Noble jackup collapsed, damaging one area of the rig, including the rig’s crane. Certain shipyard personnel also sustained minor injuries.

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has commenced an investigation into the cause of the incident, which occurred on 28 February, and access to the rig is limited during the initial phase of the investigation, Noble said.

Construction on the Noble Lloyd Noble was expected to be completed during Q2 2016. No timeline for the completion of the rig was given.

The jackup was to commence a four-year primary term contract with Norwegian giant Statoil in the North Sea in Q3, with the contract stipulating a commencement date of no later than 1 March 2017.

A thorough rig damage assessment is required before a revised schedule of delivery and contract commencement can be determined, Noble said.



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