Far East-Levingston To Build Semisubmersible For Consafe Offshore

Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) has signed a contract to construct a semisubmersible accommodation and construction platform for Consafe Offshore AB. The rig will be built in Singapore, and is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 1982.

The platform, the first of its kind to be fabricated in this part of the world, will have dimensions of 79.25 meters by 60.96 meters by 30.83 meters. It will be self-propelled with a speed of about 6.5 knots, and can accommodate 500 persons in fully airconditioned and heated quarters.

Provisions can be made to increase facilities for 600 persons.

FELS will build the unit to all applicable regulatory requirements of Det norske Veritas Class + 1 , A-l, Column Stabilized unit E.O. BIS, HEL, and Fire Fighter 1 for unlimited operation area. It will also comply with the latest safety regulations.

The sophisticated semi will be operated by Consafe Offshore AB of Sweden, who operates three other similar units. Jointly owned by Consafe Offshore AB and Volvo Energy AB, the unit is suitable f o r operations worldwide, including the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

Since its establishment in 1967, FELS has constructed the whole r a n g e of mobile drilling platforms. Clients include most major drilling contractors in the U.S., as well as f r om Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

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