28 February 2017


Island Innovator has left Hanøytangen


Semco Maritime, Norway has completed the upgrade project on the rig Island Innovator.

The rig left the Semco Maritime yard at Hanøytangen on Friday 24 February. It has been in the yard since September 2016. After various modification and service work the rig will now mobilize to the Edvard Grieg field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea to work for Lundin Petroleum, drilling for 16/1-27 appraisal well for 30 to 35 days.

During the yard stay the 5-year SPS (Special Periodic Survey) classification has been performed on the rig. Besides that an extensive airgap project has been carried out, including blinding of 64 windows and watertight doors. The semi-submersible rig, which was built in 2012, has also undergone contractual specific modification scopes.

“It has been a pleasure working together with the Island Drilling organisation and the Oddfjell project team”, says Nikolaj Vejlgaard, Vice President of operations at Semco Martime. He adds: “We are proud to have completed another rig upgrading project for a satisfied client and look forward to continuing the cooperation with Island Drilling and Odfjell”.

With the facilities at Hanøytangen Semco Martime offers one of the most versatile yards, which has the deepest dry dock in Europe with a depth of 17 meter and an ultra-deep-water quayside facility with a water depth of more than 90 meter.


For further information, please contact

Vice President Nikolaj Vejlgaard, tel. +45 2525 6225, nive@semcomaritime.com


Floatel Victory arrives at Hanøytangen

Semco Maritime has upgraded the Floatel Victory accommodation rig at Hanøytangen. Following the upgrade, the rig sailed out to undertake a contract in the British sector of the North Sea for Maersk Oil UK.

Floatel Victory, owned by Floatel International, visited the Semco Maritime rig yard at Hanøytangen, Bergen, at the beginning of June after expiry of current contract with BP.

watch the arrival
Floatel Victory

Hanøytangen, Norway

We offer you a suitable and well placed yard for large yard stay projects. The facility includes one of Europe's largest dry docks, good access to the sea, good communication to important locations and the yard is well-equipped with regard to technical and physical facilities.

This facility can offer a quay length of 125 m and a water depth of 17 to 20 m.

In addition Hanøytangen is located close to the main west coast shipping lane. 25 nautical miles tow, 1000 m wide, 90 m+ draft and no height restrictions.

Yard details
Hanøytangen, Norway