Order to build two drillships
Hyundai Heavy Industries says that it has won a $1.12 billion order to build two drillships for drilling contractor Rowan Companies Inc.
The contract, signed yesterday by Mr. Kim Oi-hyun, senior executive vice president & CEO of Hyundai Heavy and Mr. W. Matt Ralls, president of Rowan Companies Inc. also includes an option exercisable by Rowan to order an additional same class drillship.
The vessels, measuring 229 meters in length and 36 meters in width, are rated for operations in water 12,000 ft (3,657 m) deep. They are scheduled to be delivered by the second half of 2013.
Winning this order brings Hyundai Heavy’s total drillship new orders this year to 9, worth USD 5 billion with options to build three more drillships. This is the largest drillship orderbook of any shipbuilder in the world.
The drillships will be equipped with a thruster canister..
Hyundai Heavy drillships are based on the Gusto P10000 design.