Maersk Drilling reaches end of newbuilding era

The Maersk Group's drilling unit will soon take delivery of the last so-called XLE jack-up rig in a billion-dollar series of four vessels in total. The end of an era, says Maersk Drilling CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen.

Maersk Gallant jack-up rig | Photo: Maersk Drilling PR

It will be the end of an era for Maersk Drilling when the company later this year takes delivery of the last so-called XLE jack-up rig in a series of four.

The jack-up rig Maersk Invincible will be delivered from shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea, and the rig will be the last vessel in an order worth a total USD 2.6 billion, writes Maersk Drilling in a press release on Friday.

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