Semco Maritime to spruce up semi-sub Island Innovator

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Semco Maritime, an international engineering company, is to refurbish and service semi-submersible rig Island Innovator.

The rig will arrive at Semco Maritime’s dock area at Hanøytangen, Bergen, in early March.

Island Innovator is owned by Island Drilling and operated by Odfjell Drilling. The rig is constructed in 2012 and fitted with accommodation areas with one-man cabins for the 120 person crew.

“The rig arrives at Hanøytangen from an assignment for Lundin Petroleum in the Norwegian part of the North Sea to undertake minor refurbishment and maintenance. Subsequently, the rig will be docked and operational at Hanøytangen until its next contract work commences,” explains Vice President Nikolaj Vejlgaard, Semco Maritime.

“Hanøytangen’s facilities include both dock and dry dock, which are tailored for assignments such as this where a rig arrives for a brief stopover, a Special Periodic Survey or large-scale upgrade work before returning to operations,” says Vejlgaard.

According to the company, at the moment, the semi-sub rig West Venture is also docked at Hanøytangen, while DeepSea Atlantic has recently left the facilities.

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