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Sembcorp Marine delivers Noble Lloyd Noble, the world’s largest jack-up rig, to Noble Corporation

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Sembcorp Marine, a global leader in offshore and marine engineering solutions, has delivered the world’s largest jack-up rig to Noble Corporation.

Noble Lloyd Noble, the seventh ultra high-specification harsh environment jack-up rig successfully completed for Noble Corporation, is based on the GustoMSC CJ70 design as well as Statoil’s ‘Category J’ specifications.

The rig has an operational air gap of 69 m and is capable of operating in a water depth of up to 150 m (492 ft) in harsh environmental conditions. It boasts a maximum total drilling depth capacity of 10 000 m (approximately 33 000 ft).

To be deployed in Statoil’s Mariner field development in the North Sea under a four-year charter arrangement, Noble Lloyd Noble is the first offshore structure of its kind to fully comply with both Norwegian and UK regulatory standards. It is uniquely suited for operation over a very large platform or in a subsea configuration.

The Noble Lloyd Noble project achieved 8 million man-hours worked without reportable incidents onboard the rig. It also scored a low Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) of 0.10 per million man-hours worked over a 31-month construction period.

Sembcorp Marine President and CEO Wong Weng Sun said: “The Noble Lloyd Noble reaffirms Sembcorp Marine’s ability to continuously scale new peaks as a manufacturer of the world’s most sophisticated rigs. With a global network of facilities, we are able to execute projects of any scale and complexity to high health, safety and environmental standards. We look forward to partnering with Noble Corporation again in building the best and most versatile offshore structures.”

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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