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    Harland and Wolff sets delivery record

    Yard News // May 22, 2000
    Following completion of successful sea trials, Harland and Wolff Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries Ltd has delivered the first of its two ultra deepwater drillships, Glomar C R Luigs, to its owner, Global Marine.

    The vessel, measuring 759 feet in length, 118 feet in breadth and with anoverall height of 344 feet, is one of the most sophisticated units of its typein the world. It is designed for operations in up to 12,000 feet of water,although it has initially been outfitted for utilisation in 9,000 feet.

    Brynjulv Mugaas, Group Chief Executive of Harland and Wolff, said: "There is no doubt that, from a technical perspective, Glomar C R Luigs represents a considerable achievement".

    "From contract signing to delivery of Glomar C R Luigs has been achieved in some 25 months - a performance of tremendous significance. This is despite the huge increase in workscope from that contained in the original contract and which has resulted in avessel which is radically different from that ordered".

    "Construction of the second vessel, Glomar Jack Ryan, remains on schedule for delivery in the third quarter 2000", he concluded.

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