Hitachi Receives First U.S. Order For Two Jackup Drilling Rigs

Hitachi Zosen recently received an order from Offshore Investments Limited, a subsidiary of Hunt International Resources Corporation of Dallas, Texas, to supply two jackup offshore type oil drilling rigs.

After delivery, the rigs will be operated by Penrod Drilling Company, also of Dallas, a member of the Hunt Group and one of the world's leading oil drilling companies. The rigs will be constructed to ABS class in conformity with the USCG (United States Coast Guard) regulations. Also, Hitachi Zosen's own standard specifications will be adopted in the construction of the rigs. Construction of both rigs will be completed at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hitachi Zosen in August and November of 1981.

Hitachi Zosen has received orders for 12 rigs since 1974. Seven units have already been delivered.

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