FEG Orders Two GustoMSC Design Jack-Up Rigs from CMHI, China
Chinese yard China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) has recently signed an order for two jack-up rigs with Singapore-listed Falcon Energy Group (FEG) . The order includes options for two repeat rigs.
The rigs are of the GustoMSC CJ46-X100-D design, capable of drilling in a water depth of about 375 ft. Rig construction is expected to take about two years. They will be built at CMHI’s shipyard on Shenzhen’s Mazhou Island.
GustoMSC has signed the license agreement with CMHI and will also deliver the GustoMSC rack and pinion jacking systems, fixation systems and X-Y skidding system for the patented GustoMSC X-Y cantilever.
Special features of the CJ46-X100-D are:
– Drilling derrick: 170 ft, 1500 kips
– Mud pumps: 3 x 2,200 HP
– X-Y cantilever: large reach (70 x 40 ft) high load (2,500 kips)
Source: GustoMSC, October 24, 2011.