Hitachi Zosen To Build Second Jackup For India

Hitachi Zosen, Tokyo, Japan, recently announced the company had received an order from the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India to build a cantilever- type jackup offshore drilling rig.

The 66- bv 61- by 7-meter rig (about 217 by 200 by 23 feet) is V.

the second of its kind to be built by Hitachi for ONGC. The first rig, the Sagar Vikas, was completed in December 1980 at the Osaka Works (Sakai) and was placed in operation in the Bombay High. The new order is scheduled for completion by the end of 1983 and is intended for service in the same drilling area.

The new rig, to be built at the J Osaka yard, will be capable of operating at water depths of up to 91.4 meters (300 feet) and can drill to a maximum depth of 6,096 meters (20,000 feet). It is designed to withstand waves up to 18.6 meters high and a wind speed of 54 meters per second.

The jackup will be built to American Bureau of Shipping classification.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 28,  Nov 1981 New York

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