Rowan awards major rig refurbishment project to HSOG
LA BREA, Trinidad -- HS Ocean Group (HSOG) has been awarded a multi-million dollar refurbishment and upgrade project for a high-specification jackup rig at its facility at Labidco Port, La Brea in Trinidad.
The refurbishment of the Rowan Gorilla III rig should bring a significant economic boost to Trinidad by utilising a 300-strong local workforce and local supply chain.
The Gorilla III project will see a range of works being undertaken within the defined 90 day out of service period. One of the sizable scopes is the inspection, repair and refurbishment of the spud cans, while the platform is supported by a semi submersible “crutch” barge alongside. This approach allows underwater works to be completed without the use of a traditional dry dock.
Other works will include leg liners, replacement shale-shaker house and a complete upgrade of the accommodation, along with significant steel, electrical and pipe replacement scopes.
Andy Boardman, HSOG’s CEO, said, “Our aim is to provide our clients with the option of repairing their rigs where they drill, so in this case ‘Drill in Trinidad, repair in Trinidad’” - this benefits the local economy and is politically very compelling. Our efforts are very much focused upon working with our clients saving them money, mitigating risk and exceeding their project delivery expectations.”