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Keppel delivers second rig to Borr Drilling

Keppel FELS, delivered the jackup rig, SKALD, to Borr Skald, a subsidiary of Borr Drilling, safely, on time and on budget.

It is the second jackup rig that Keppel has delivered to Borr Drilling following the delivery of the SAGA earlier this year, with an additional eight on order.

Built to the KFELS Super B Class design, SKALD is capable of operating in 400 ft water depth and drilling to 35,000 ft. Equipped with cantilever skid-off capabilities, with a maximum combined cantilever load of 3,700 kips, and high-capacity hook loads of 2 million lb, the KFELS Super B Class has tremendous horse power during drilling operations.

“The delivery of a second high-specification KFELS Super B Class rig to Borr Drilling reaffirms our design and execution capabilities, as well as our commitment to provide win-win solutions for our customers. We have leveraged the synergies of working on multiple rigs for Borr Drilling to improve efficiency and ensure an on time and on budget delivery. This has also been achieved with an excellent safety record while maintaining Keppel FELS’ hallmark quality standards,” Chris Ong, CEO of Keppel O&M said. “Our proven KFELS B Class suite of designs has distinguished itself in providing better value and drilling efficiency for drilling operators who prefer high-specification rigs of the latest designs. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Borr Drilling and delivering another eight rigs to them as they grow their fleet of highly capable rigs.”

Developed by Keppel’s technology arm, offshore technology development, the KFELS B Class designs have a market share of about a quarter of all jackup rigs delivered since 2000. The rig incorporates safety and environmentally friendly features which provide maximum uptime with reduced emissions and discharges. It has performed in major offshore exploration and development programs in various locations worldwide.

“We are pleased to add another premium jackup rig to our fleet. With 10 jackup rigs ordered from Keppel FELS, we ensure that we get state-of-the-art rigs that can deliver the highest operational performance to our customers around the world,” Svend Anton Maier, CEO of Borr Drilling, said.

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