Rig: Alliance Driller 3

Name Alliance Driller 3
Owner Alliance Offshore Drilling
Manager Alliance Offshore Drilling
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type High-Specification
Max Water Depth (ft) 400
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft)
Leg Length (ft) 241
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country China (PRC)
Region East Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type TSC
Drawworks HP 4500
Mud Pumps Type --
Top Drive TSC
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2057000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Zentech
Rig Model R-550D
Year Built 2020
Country of Build China (PRC)
Yard Name Guangzhou Huangpu Shipyard
Group Yard Name China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Under Construction
Operator --


30 Jun 2015

TSC Group exercises options for two newbuild jackups

TSC Group Holdings Limited (“TSC)” is pleased to announce that on 29th June 2015, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alliance Offshore Drilling (“AOD”) exercised options to build two additional R-550D jack-up rigs at CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard (“HPWS”) in Guangzhou, China. The contract signing follows the continued positive market response received for the first R-550D rig, AOD1, which is currently in the final phase of installation and commissioning at HPWS. The first newbuild hull (H6006) is scheduled for delivery before 31st December 2017, whilst the second (H6007) is scheduled for 30th June 2018. Meeting with the press after the signing ceremony, TSC Chairman, Mr. Jiang Binghua said “We are very pleased with this opportunity which is based on the strong foundation and excellent collaboration established during the AOD1 construction. Today’s R-550D signing signifies TSC and our alliance partner’s abilities to provide a rig for the future which is cost effective and technologically superior.” TSC, through its subsidiary AOD, is committed to achieving excellent standards and quality established during the AOD1 construction to ensure that the two additional R-550D rigs are delivered safely, on time and on budget. Mr. Chen Zhongqian, the Chairman of HPWS, also said today at the contract signing ceremony that “We are committed to a long term strategy on the oil and gas sector and we are firmly of the belief that the R-550D offers the best value for money for the future of jack up rigs.” These projects emphasize the long term commitment and confidence of the strategic alliance partners, HPWS, Zentech and TSC, in promoting HPWS to the forefront of the global offshore marine construction industry. The current R-550D under construction was undocked on 15th May 2015 on schedule with commendable safety and quality standards. Performance of the rig is augmented by the support of experienced professionals on the project management teams.

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