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West Elara at Hanøytangen

The enormous CJ70 X150 drilling rig is right now undergoing SPS incl. inspection of all 3 spudcans; an operation that is only possible when the rig is dry-docked.

Our dry dock at Hanøytangen is one of the largest in Europe. We have modified and reinforced the rock bottom so that we are now able to dry dock both Gusto MSC CJ70 X150 driilling rigs and mobile offshore drilling units (MODU)

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Dry docking of GustoMSC CJ70-X150 jack-ups

The preparation of our dry dock for the drilling heavyweights

At Hanøytangen near Bergen in Norway, we own one of Europe’s largest dry dock facilities. Numerous semisubmersible drilling rigs have been dry-docked here throughout the years. However, docking of jack-ups has always been a problem due to the rocky seabed north of Stavanger.

We have now solved that problem and are ready to dry-dock ‘GustoMSC CJ70-X150 – ultra-harsh environment drilling jack-ups’.

Maersk Inspirer at Hanøytangen, Bergen

Watch this amazing video of Maersk Inspirer as it enters our dry dock at Hanøytangen, Norway!

Maersk Inspirer was the second CJ70-X150 rig to visit our dry dock. Last year, we reinforced the rock bottom of our dry dock with easy dry-docking of this exact type of jack-ups in mind.

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Maersk Inspirer

Important rig order in Norway

Semco Maritime has been chosen to prepare the West Elara jack-up rig for a new assignment.  Following upgrade, the rig will sail out to undertake a long-term contract in the North Sea for ConocoPhillips, starting up in 2018.

West Elara, owned by North Atlantic Drilling, will call at the Semco Maritime rig yard at Hanøytangen, Bergen, at the end of the year after expiry of current contract with Statoil.

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Facts about Hanøytangen


Total area: 160.000 m²
Workshop capacity: 600 m²
Outdoor storage: 63.000 m²
Utilities at quay
Fire water: Quayside
Potable water: Quayside
Sewage grid: Grey/black water
Shore power: Quayside + Gen-set
Waste oil handling:
Truck disposal
Water depth: 17 / 20 / 90 m
Nr. of quaysides, berths: 3
Quay length: 230 m
2*750 t, 24*200 t, 4*60 t, 10*100t
Dry docking: 17 m*125 m*125 m
Fjord stay:

On site: 354 pax
Travel time to closest accommodation:
10 min.
Offices: 220 pax
LAN system - I MB Broadband: 50
24 hours IT support: Available
Rig access
Stair tower: 1
Personnel lift: 2
Mobile cranes

Lars Jønholt Halvorsen

Managing Director, Norway

Semco Maritime AS
Hanøytangen 128
5310 Hauglandshella


Hanøytangen, Norway

Semco Maritime AS
Hanøytangen 128
5310 Hauglandshella



Kolbein Erik Gaarmand Tjelle

Senior Business Development Manager

Semco Maritime AS
Flyplassvegen 262, Sola
4067 Stavanger


Nikolaj Vejlgaard

Vice president, Rig projects

Semco Maritime Hanøytangen

Hanøytangen 128

5310 Hauglandshella