CIMC Raffles has fixed two jackup newbuilds under construction at the yard to Mexican oil company Pemex under long-term contracts.
The two jackup rigs Gulf Driller VI and Gulf Driller VIII were originally ordered by Greek owner Top Ships and Malaysian owner Coastal Contracts respectively and CIMC Raffles Offshore, the rig owning unit of the CIMC Raffles, took over the ownership of the two rigs in 2017.
The two rigs have just been launched and will be delivered soon before mobilising to the Gulf of Mexico to provide oil and gas drilling services to PEMEX.
The charter contract is for a period of two years commencing on December 1.
CIMC Raffles Offshore currently has four drilling rigs in its fleet and has another six newbuildings under construction.