Crane Boom Collapsed Causing Severe Damage To A Newbuild Jack-Up Rig


MFAME came out with a news where a worker fainted and was found coated with oil inside an oil tank yesterday.  Today, here is one more incident where the crane boom collapse caused severe damage to a rig which was under construction for Noble Corp at Sembmarine yards in Singapore.


A newbuild jack-up rig for noble corp was nearing completion at the Semcorp Marine Jurong shipyard in Singapore.  On February 28, 2016, a shipyard crane boom operating near the rig collapsed on the newbuild damaging one area of the rig including one of the rig’s cranes.  Some shipyard personnel sustained minor injuries in the accident.

The rig was in its latter stages of construction and expected to be delivered in second quarter this with a charter to Statoil starting in the third quarter.  The contract with Statoil stipulates a start date no later than 1 march 2017.

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has commenced an investigation into the cause of the incident and access to the rig is limited during the initial phase of the investigation.

“A thorough rig damage assessment is required before a revised schedule of delivery and contract commencement can be determined,” Noble said.

Source: Noble Corporation


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