Project engineering company Semco Maritime has secured a contract to upgrade the Floatel Victory accommodation rig.
The upgrade is to prepare the accommodation rig to carry out a project for Maersk Oil in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Owned by Sweden-based manufacturer Floatel International, Floatel Victory is expected to arrive at the Semco Maritime rig yard at Hanøytangen in Bergen from the Norwegian sector at the beginning of June this year.
Floatel Victory rig manager Frederik Arnoldsson said: “After an evaluation of tenders, Semco Maritime was appointed the successful contractor.
“We are looking forward to a strong and successful cooperation with Semco Maritime on this project, which is an important milestone before the rig starts operations in the British sector.”
While on its way to the Hanøytangen rig yard, the Floatel Victory accommodation rig has created some internal job opportunities on the rig. This is expected to help reduce the dock time while maximising and streamlining the upgrade.
A team of ten people have been appointed to project and plan the assignment, while the company intends to generate 150 jobs to carry out the actual upgrade work on the rig.
Semco Maritime Rig Projects senior vice-president Lars Skov said: “The order also confirms the increased activity in the market of rig upgrades, which started in the second half of 2017.”
Built in Singapore in 2013, the Floatel Victory accommodation rig has been designed to conduct operations in areas with adverse weather conditions and water depths of up to 150m.