- Maersk Drilling aims to become a significant contributor to Maersk Group with a profit (NOPAT) of USD 1 billion by 2018, while conducting incident free operations.
- Its modern fleet includes 21 drilling rigs including drillships, deepwater semi-submersibles and high-end jack-up rigs.
- Maersk Drilling also has an ultra deepwater drillship and two ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs under construction.
- The business employs an international staff of 4,000 people and generated a profit (NOPAT) of USD 528m in 2013.
The Maersk Interceptor was named under leaden Norwegian skies, a promise of rough weather to come when she starts operations in the Norwegian North Sea.
Maersk Interceptor, towering over the harbour at the Norwegian port of Mekjarvik near Stavanger, is the second of four ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs to enter Maersk Drilling’s fleet, which together represent a total investment of USD 2.6 billion.
She and her sisters are the world’s largest jack-up rigs, with a leg length of 206.8 metres, and are designed for year-round operation in the North Sea in water depths of up to 150 metres. All four have secured long-term contracts with prime customers.