$140-Million Contract For Two Offshore Rigs Awarded To Gotaverken Arendal Shipyard
An agreement has been signed between Consafe Offshore AB and Gotaverken Arendal AB, both of Sweden, for the construction of two semisubmersible accommodation and multiservice rigs, design GVA 2000. The total value of the order is approximately $140 million. Delivery is scheduled for early fall 1982 and spring 1983.
The GVA 2000 platform represents a completely new design.
It is a four-column semisubmersible of twin hull configuration developed by Gotaverken Arendal, with accommodations for 600 offshore workers.
Construction work o f f s h o re raises highly specialized demands of flexibility, efficiency, and safety. This new design has been developed with special consideration given to the demands and requirements raised by the oil companies.
GVA 2000 is said to be equally suitable as a drilling rig. Special consideration has also been taken in order to be able to use the platform for advanced diving operations under rough sea conditions. The platform of the GVA 2000 has an overall length of 252.6 feet, width of 246 feet, height to main deck of 89.2 feet, and height to lower deck of 72.8 feet. Operating draft is 51.2 feet, survival draft 39.4 feet, and transit draft 22.6 feet.