Maersk Takes Delivery of Wolrds Largest Jack-Up Drilling Rig

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its fourth XLE jackup rig, the Maersk Invincible, from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in South Korea.

The rig will now mobilize to the North Sea and will in the second quarter of 2017 commence a five-year firm contract with Aker BP for plug and abandonment work on the Valhall field.

The Maersk Invincible is the fourth and final rig in a series of four ultra-harsh environment jackup rigs to enter Maersk Drilling’s fleet. The first three jackup rigs have been delivered from the Keppel FELS shipyard.

Maersk Group Vice CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen said: “Maersk Invincible will be the final XLE rig to enter our fleet. These highly advanced drilling rigs enable us to provide safe and efficient drilling operations to our customers on the Norwegian market and with the addition of Maersk Invincible, we will further strengthen our market leading position in Norway.”

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