Singapore: Keppel FELS has landed another contract to build a Keppel B Class jackup rig for Mexican filling company Grupo R, making a total of nine of the B Class on order at Keppel FELS from Mexican companies.
The rig will be able to operate in water depths of up to 400 feet and drill to depths of 30,000 feet, and is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2015 in a deal valued at $206m.
Wong Kok Seng, md of Keppel FELS, said, "With this order, there will be 65 KFELS B Class rigs in the market by 2015, of which some 13 rigs are for Mexico. We are glad to be able to support Mexico's exploration of its offshore energy reserves and look forward to providing them with on time, on budget and safe deliveries." [16/07/13]