08 Jul 2008

PPL Shipyard Delivers HAKURYU-10, Japan Drilling’s First Rig

Singapore, July 8, 2008: HAKURYU-10, the ninth of a series of 19 Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 (BMC Pacific 375) jack-up rigs on order by Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary PPL Shipyard, is all set for drilling works in Tunisia, after its successful delivery to owner Japan Drilling Co. Ltd.

The deep drilling offshore jack-up rig, delivered in June 2008, was christened HAKURYU-10 by Lady Sponsor Mrs Mariko Murata, wife of Mr Minoru Murata, President of Japan Drilling Co. Ltd, in a ceremony witnessed by key representatives and stakeholders at PPL Shipyard on July 8, 2008.

HAKURYU-10, built based on PPL Shipyard’s proprietary BMC Pacific 375 jackup design, is a highly sophisticated jack-up rig with the ability to drill high pressure and high temperature wells at 30,000 feet whilst operating in 375 feet of water. Equipped with a state-of-the-art drilling package for deep water drilling, the rig features a large variable load, a high liquid mud and bulk mud capacity, extensive usable deck space, a huge jacking capacity for full preload jacking, with accommodation for 120 men.

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