Grand ceremony for the first of three rigs built by North Sea Rigs

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 Sea Trial – final update October 16th

North Dragon completed a successful sea trial on Friday  16 October 2015 ; 14 days – 3 hours – 25 minutes.    

North Dragon DES safely arrived Yantai 1st of April

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 […]

Construction update North Dragon October 2014

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

Fabrication continuing on both the pontoons and the deck box

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