Fairmount expedition towed jack-up rig Naga 3 to oilfield


27 May 2014, Sweetcrude, Houston, Tx: Tug Fairmount Expedition has towed jack-up rig Naga 3 safely from the PV Marine Shipyard in Vung Tau, Vietnam, to the RD-19X Block 15-2 oilfield offshore Vietnam. Last month the tug has towed the rig from Singapore to the shipyard, after which the Fairmount Expedition remained anchored off Vung Tau.

The Naga 3 is a Gusto MSC CJ46-X100-D design jack-up rig, built in 2010  by Dubai Drydocks World and owned by UMW Petropipe/Singapore  Drilling.

The 70 meters long rig can drill up to 9,144 meters in depth. At  the Vung Tau shipyard the Naga 3 was prepared for her next job offshore  Vietnam for the Japan Vietnam Petroleum Company (JVPC).

After the towage to the offshore location the Fairmount Expedition  assisted with the installation of the rig. Also some cargo runs were  performed. During this operations several JVPC employees were  accommodated onboard.

Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift  transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Fairmount’s fleet of tugs consists of five modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each. Fairmount Marine is part of Royal Boskalis Westminster.

Boskalis is a leading global marine and dredging contractor. With a versatile fleet of 1,000 units Boskalis operates in around 75 countries across six continents with 11,000 employees.

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