Launching the Tam Dao 05 Drilling rig

Launching the Tam Dao 05 Drilling rig - 

Morning December 13, 2015, in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) held a launch ceremony of the Tam Dao 05 Drilling rig for Vietnam - Russia Joint Venture Corporation (Vietsovpetro) East Sea offshore petroleum development. Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai attended the ceremony.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister high appreciated the significance of continued manufacturing and putting into use a mechanical product with a large scale for petroleum exploration and exploitation, and marine economic development.

The launching ceremony of the Tam Dao 05 Drilling rig for Vietnam - Russia Joint Venture Corporation.

The successful making drilling rigs as the previous Tam Dao 03 and current Tam Dao 05 is a pride milestone to mark a great progress of the jack-up drilling rig manufacturing sector in particular and mechanical engineering industry of Vietnam in general.

With a localization rate of nearly 50%, the project is an initial step for establishing a system of the supporting industrial sectors for maritime mechanical industry, shipbuilding - one of the key factors for successfully implementing marine economy development strategy.

The Deputy Prime Minister suggested PetroVietnam to continue improving the potential, competitive capability to control the leading shares of domestic market for services capable to effectively support petroleum exploration and exploitation.

Besides, it is necessary to cooperate with foreign partners for receiving experience and technology transfer, step by step increasing the localization rate for a number of services that require the high technical technological applications as the orientation of petroleum development strategy; direct executing companies to hand over Tam Dao 05 drilling rig with a good quality, safety and timely schedule for Vietsovpetro in Aug 2016.

Tam Dao 05 is a project in honor of the 12th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The project is designed in the United States pattern with an US $ 230 million investment. The rig has a 18,000 ton weight, 70.4mx76.0m x9.5m body volume, able to drill up to 9,000 m depth and to be loaded by 2.995 tons. The rig is able to sustain the severe environmental condition and safely work in a storm of over 12 degree.

This is the second jack-up drilling rig manufactured by Petroleum Marine Shipyard (PV ShipYard) after the Tam Dao 03 one, that was successfully put into operation for 3 years ago.

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