A r e n d a l Y a r d Completes J a c k u p D r i l l i n g Rig For Swedish Owners

Gotaverken's Arendal yard in Sweden recently delivered a jackup type drilling rig to a group of Swedish owners — Salen Energy, Salenia, and VBB. This is said to be the first rig of Friede and Goldman L-780 design ever built.

It has been constructed to American Bureau of Shipping classification.

The new rig, named Salenergy V, will be towed to the Gulf of Mexico where it will be operated by Salen Offshore Drilling Company (SODOC) of Houston, starting in February 1981. A threeyear charter contract has been signed with A t l a n t i c R i c h f i e ld Company (ARCO).

The Salenergy V is capable of drilling in water depths to 250 feet and has a drilling capability of 20,000 feet. It has an overall length of 180 feet and overall width of 175 feet; the legs are 352 feet long including spud cans.

Three similar rigs are under construction at the Arendal yard, two for Protexa of Mexico and one for Salen Energy; all three are scheduled for delivery during 1981.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 36,  Jan 1981

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