Junana Delivered To NDC Of Abu Dhabi By Hitachi Zosen

A jackup-type offshore oil drilling rig built at the Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen, Japan, was recently delivered to the National Drilling Company (NDC) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Christened Junana, the slot-type drilling rig is one of three offshore drilling rigs (the other two are cantilever-type rigs) ordered from Hitachi Zosen by NDC in June 1978. The first rig, A1 Yasat, was completed in September 1979. The second rig, Diyana, was completed in November 1979.

The Junana (shown above) consists of a platform with three legs, a drill floor with drilling equipment and a derrick, living quarters, and a helicopter deck.

The Junana is large in scale and incorporates highly sophisticated technologies. The drilling rig is designed so that the legs can be completely contained in the platform.

This construction allows towing in shallow waters or transportation on the deck of a barge. Although the rig is designed for a maximum operating depth of 150 feet, its legs are constructed with sufficient strength to allow future extension for use in water depths of up to 200 feet.

The Junana is classified by ABS.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 19,  Mar 1980

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