CONSTRUCTION OF A SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE ACCOMMODATION RIG IN A JAPANESE SHIPYARD

The Japanese shipbuilding industry has gained an enviable reputation in terms of cost and delivery time for the construction of various types of merchant vessels built for a world-wide market. Traditional Japanese shipyards also produce a variety of structures built for offshore oil recovery. These include drillships, jack-up drilling rigs, a variety of semisubmersible vessels, arctic units and the occasional steel jacket-type structure. This paper concentrates on a Japanese shipbuilding company's approach to the construction of a semisubmersible accommodation and service platform, and the application of this approach to a recently awarded conversion contract for a semisubmersible drilling rig within a typical UK offshore fabrication yard, traditionally specializing in large steel jacket structures for the North Sea. The paper also deals with the lessons learned from this practical transfer of construction philosophy.

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  • Authors:
    • Macleod, A K
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00657765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM