CSSC-HPS to begin construction of jackup rigs for Alliance Offshore

5/20/2013

CSSC-HPS to begin construction of jackup rigs for Alliance Offshore

HOUSTON -- CSSC Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding (CSSC-HPS) confirmed that it is starting the construction of two-plus-two units of jackup drilling rigs capable of operating in 400-ft water depths, using the Zentech design and TSC integrated equipment packages.

Alliance Offshore Drilling of Singapore is the owner of the R-550D rigs under construction.

CSSC-HPS, a member of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, has joined with TSC Group Holdings and Zentech of Houston, Texas, to form a new business model for the design of the basic rig (Zentech), a fully-integrated drilling equipment and control package (TSC) and construction at the Huangpu Shipyard. The concept is centered on the patented Zentech R-550D, a high-capacity and extended reach jackup drilling rig. The design was recently granted ABS class approval.

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