New jack-up delivered to Northern Offshore

January 18, 2018

New jack-up delivered to Northern Offshore

Energy Emerger - a high spec GustoMSC CJ46 design

Published by, 16 January 2018

U.S. offshore driller Northern Offshore has taken delivery of a new jack-up drilling rig built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (SWS) in China.

The Energy Emerger is a high specification jack-up of the Gusto CJ-46 design rated for water depths up to 375 ft. It is immediately available for contracting and is being offered in various strategically important regions.

Chairman and CEO (Interim) Dr. Yuanhui Sun said, “We are pleased to have taken delivery of the Energy Emerger and I wish to thank our project construction team who worked closely with the shipyard to ensure delivery of a quality built unit. I am confident that the Energy Emerger, operated by our very experienced drilling team, will be able to perform at the highest level for our most demanding of clients.

“As the market improves, I believe we will see increasing numbers of contracting opportunities develop for this unit and our other high specification jack-ups under construction with deliveries over the next two years. The addition of this first new unit to our rig inventory represents an important milestone in Northern Offshore’s strategy to build and operate a next-generation fleet of high-performance jack-ups.”