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CIMC Raffles fixes charter for jackup newbuilds with Pemex

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.

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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