From Maritime Executive Magazine here
Thursday, December 9th, 2010
In a statement released today, South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. says they’ve received a $1.1 billion order for one drill ship and one semi-submersible rig.
The world’s second biggest shipyard also said the rig was ordered by a company in the Americas, but did not specify any further.
The project is expected to be complete and delivered by August 31, 2013
My GOD! How many of these are going to be built? Any who is this mystery buyer? I am beginning to think there is some inside industry knowledge that the demand for offshore is going to explode and that can only be for some monumental reason which is that the projected supply of crude is going south very soon and the oil majors are going to use anything they can put their hands on to drill anywhere they might find anything! What else can it be?