Jackup Rig For West Africa Launched At Promet Yard

A BMC-300 design jackup rig ordered by West African Drilling Investment was launched recently at the Singapore yard of Promet Private Limited. When delivered in early 1984 the $50-million rig Nengue Sika ("silver island" in Gahonese) will be drilling for Elf Gabon off the coast of Gabon.

This mobile, self-elevating cantilever jackup rig will be capable of working in water depths up to 300 feet and drilling to a maximum depth of 25,000 feet. The hull platform measures 212 by 210 by 26 feet, and each of the three triangular, open-lattice truss legs is 423 feet long.

Prominent features of Nengue Sika include four levels of fully air-conditioned living quarters that can accommodate 95 people, galleys, two messrooms, hospital, radio room, and two recreation rooms.

On deck the rig has two cranes, each with a boom length of 110 feet, and a helideck that is capable of supporting the weight of a fully loaded Sikorsky S-61N helicopter.

The rig has been constructed to American Bureau of Shipping class and to International Maritime Organization standards.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 18,  Dec 15, 1983

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