Keppel FELS, a subsidiary company of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has delivered state-of-the-art jackup rig Hild to Borr Drilling
Hild, the sixth rig of an 11 jackup rig order Borr Drilling placed with Keppel, was delivered on time and within budget, according to Keppel. Hild was built to Keppel’s proprietary KFELS Super B Class design.
The rig is designed to operate in water depths up to 121 m, is capable of drilling down 10,500 m and is equipped with a high-capacity hook load of 900 tonnes.
Following this delivery, Borr Drilling will have nine KFELS B-class and two KFELS A-class rigs in their fleet.
The KFELS B-class designs were developed by Keppel O&M’s technology arm, Offshore Technology Development, and has a market share of about a quarter of all jackup rigs delivered since 2000. The rig incorporates environmentally friendly features to reduce emissions and discharges, according to the company.
Hild is the second rig Keppel has delivered to Borr Drilling this year following Heimdal in January. The company has also delivered the jackup rigs Saga, Skald, Thor and Hermod.
Earlier this month Keppel signed a US$10M partnership agreement and MoU with Singapore’s Energy Market Authority to find technologies that reduce energy use, the carbon footprint and improve overall operational efficiency in the maritime sector.
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