Fairmount Marine announced that the Fairmount Summit tug has towed jackup rig West Ariel safely from Vung Tau, Vietnam, to Singapore. The towage over a distance of 1305mi. was performed in seven days with an average speed of 4 knots.
The West Ariel, a KFels B class independent leg cantilever jackup rig, was built in 2008 by Keppels Fels, Singapore and is owned by UK based Seadrill Ltd. The 73m long, 10,352 GT rig can drill up to 9144m in depth.
For this job the Fairmount Summit was mobilized from Singapore. When the convoy arrived in Singapore the rig was handed over to local harbor tugs.
Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fairmount’s fleet of tugs consists of five modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each.