Several hundred people were present at the naming ceremony of North Sea Rig’s first rig, North Dragon, at the YCRO shipyard in Yantai, China, today. The rig company and its owners take a long-term perspective, providing rigs for cost efficient, safe and effective operations. North Dragon, Beacon Atlantic and Beacon Pacific all have a […]
North Dragon completed a successful sea trial on Friday 16 October 2015 ; 14 days – 3 hours – 25 minutes.
The completed Drilling Equipment Substructure (DES) that was fabricated in Nymo Shipyard, Grimstad, Norway has now arrived in Yantai and will be installed on the North Dragon rig very shortly. The DES contains the remaining NOV drilling equipment package as well as the drilling derrick. This is another major milestone in the building of the […]
The fabrication of North Dragon is progressing according to schedule. The construction of North Dragon is progressing according to schedule. See below the Heli-deck assembling and the Front Starboard view of pontoons and columns
Planned Achieved Steel Cutting (SC) 20 Aug 2013 28 June 2013 Block Fabrication Start (BF) 26 Aug 2013 15 Aug 2013 Block Erection Start (BE) 26 Dec 2013 26 Dec 2013 Keel Laying Block erection start