VIDEO: BassDrill to Build Tender Assist Rig for Total’s Moho Nord Project in Congo
Houston-based BassDrill has received a contract for a new build semi tender assist unit from Total Congo to be used on the $10 billion Moho Nord development offshore The Republic of Congo.
This award follows an extended Compensated Call for Tender (CCFT) entered into in early 2012 whereby a select group of contenders were pre-qualified to design a modular drilling package to be used on the tension leg platform set to be deployed in 2015.
The second stage involved a tender exercise which has now concluded. This semi tender “Delta” construction will commence in Q2 of 2013 with a delivery in Q2 of 2015.
The drilling package will have a number of unique features specific to the needs to the long term drilling program, which is set to commence in Q3 of 2015. This will be BassDrill’s fourth unit and second semi tender.