Wagenborg Foxdrill is proud having been awarded with the assembly of the North Dragon derrick package by client A.S. Nymo.
After detailed preparations by project managers and engineers, the experienced Wagenborg Foxdrill rigging crew started assembling recently at the shipyard of client A.S. Nymo in Grimstad, Norway. Later this year the derrick package will be installed on the semi-submersible drilling platform which was built in China by CIMC Raffles.
North Dragon is able to operate at water depths up to 1200m and drill wells down to 8000m at a temperature of minus 25 degree Celsius. The drilling process has a high level of automation and the derrick is fully winterized. Owner of this giant drilling rig is North Sea Rigs A.S. and will operate in the North Sea as well in arctic regions like Barents Sea.
Find below pictures of the actual status of the assembly together with an impression video made by manufacturer NOV. The next months updates will be given to keep you informed about this prestigious project.