Awilco Drilling confirms semi-submersible order at Keppel

Awilco Drilling has announced that it has officially signed a contract with KeppelFELS shipyard in Singapore for the construction of a semi-submersible drilling rig.

The company has also negotiated options to build up to three additional rigs of similar design.

Awilco Drilling signed a letter of intent with Keppel for the rig at the end of February. Total value of the contract is $425m and delivery is planned for late first quarter of 2021.

Awilco Drilling currently owns and operates two semi-submersibles, WilPhoenix and WilHunter.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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