A place to call home

Another month has passed here in hot (and getting hotter) Singapore, and even though there haven’t been many visible signs of progress, work inside the rigs is progressing at full steam.

One of the final structural pieces of the first rig has now been put in place, and the port side living quarters will in some months be the place the rigs crew will call home for. The lifting went without a hitch, even though we practically needed a shoehorn to fit it in. There are still a lot of finishing touches to be done, but most of the single man cabins are in, and now the piping and electrical connections can be done.

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One of the final structural pieces of the first rig has now been put in place, and the port side living quarters will in some months be the place the rigs crew will call home for. The lifting went without a hitch, even though we practically needed a shoehorn to fit it in. There are still a lot of finishing touches to be done, but most of the single man cabins are in, and now the piping and electrical connections can be done.Now the only obvious structural pieces missing are the helideck, for which the support structure is being painted in Indonesia and pancake will be assembled here in Singapore, and the remaining (16) leg sections. But at the same time, a small army of electricians is pulling cables all around the rig, each day getting closer to their goal of roughly 900 Km of cable pulled… that’s enough to go around Singapore 4 times!

B332 is also looking more and more like a rig, and almost all the blocks that need to go into the dry dock are in place. The first two leg sections are being welded to the port and starboard spudcans, while the forward spudcan is being assembled at a quayside. Also the jacking structure is coming in, and it won’t be long before we float out of the dock and get joined with the forward legwell.

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This will make room for the third sister to take her place in the dock and begin the transformation from steel to swan.

I will not be making a blog input next month, but I’m already looking forward to July where I should be able to tell you about undocking, helideck installation and maybe a sneak peek into the accommodation (even though I’m sure it will still be messy inside…)

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