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Delivery of the “Scarabeo 9” Ultra Deepwater Drilling Unit

Frigstad Offshore completes the assignment as manager for construction of the "Scarabeo 9"

The "Scarabeo 9" ultra deepwater drilling unit was delivered from Keppel FELS shipyard to its owner Saipem on 25 August 2011. The rig will now commence the journey to its first drilling location offshore Cuba. Frigstad Offshore is pleased to reach this important milestone, having acted as manager of the construction project on behalf of the owner from signing of the construction contract until delivery.

The construction of the “Scarabeo 9” was initiated by Frigstad Discoverer Invest Ltd in 2006, a company founded by the Frigstad group and later acquired by Saipem S.p.A in end of 2007. The “Scarabeo 9” is a rig of the Frigstad D90™ design and will be the most powerful and capable ultra deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig ever constructed, equipped with a dual Ramrig drilling package from Aker Solutions and able to operate in water depths of up to 12,000ft and drilling depths of up to 50,000ft.