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Songa Offshore weighing counter-claim against DSME

South Korean shipyard Daewoo has filed another million US dollar claim against Songa Offshore, this time for costs resulting from a delayed drilling rig. Songa rejects the claims and is now considering counter-claims.

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The ink is only just drying on the USD 172 million claim made by South Korean shipyard DSME against Norwegian Songa Offshore over costs arising out of the delayed delivery of a Category D rig, but the next claim has already started to roll in.

Songa Offshore confirmed in a press statement that it has received the claim for USD 172 million related to the rig Songa Endurance, which is one in an order of four Category D rigs from the shipyard. According to Songa Offshore, the claim is substantially similar to that already made by DSME in connection with the first rig in the series, Songa Equinox.

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