Ensco hires Texo for jack-up rig upgrade

Aberdeen-based Texo Group, an integrated asset services specialist, has been awarded a contract to upgrade the 1986-built Ensco 100 jack-up drilling rig. 

The quayside stay project will take place at the Port of Dundee where Texo has established fabrication, engineering, marine and integrity management facilities.

The company said on Wednesday that this was the first contract win for its MODU business unit.

The project is expected to take 12 weeks to complete. The scope of works will include the removal of existing equipment and extensive rig upgrades including: sewerage treatment plant, RO unit, preload system, spud can and leg repairs as well as an extensive painting and protection rig enhancement.

Garry Kennie, Engineering Director, Texo Group said: “We will have a number of our business units involved in this prestigious project including our engineering, fabrication, marine, integrity and accommodation teams.”

Terry Lelean, Texo Project Engineer for Ensco 100, said: “Whilst Texo may be a new company, the business has handpicked MODU specialists with many decades of experience in the sector. This project is ideal for our unique combined MODU offering including engineering, fabrication, integrity, marine and accommodation. The Port of Dundee has a long history of delivering similar MODU projects such as this and we are looking forward to bringing many more to the Port.”

Texo Group is an inspection, engineering, procurement and construction (iEPC) specialist for multiple sectors, including oil & gas, clean energy & renewables, marine, nuclear, telecommunications, utilities and critical civil/infrastructure.

It is worth reminding that Ensco will merge with Rowan, creating an offshore drilling company with 82 offshore rigs in its fleet.

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