Ensco awards towage contract to Fairmount

Contracts, Tenders and Rates - October 13, 2006

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Ensco Offshore inDallas, Texas has awardedFairmount Marine a contract for the tow of thenewbuild semi-submersible drilling rig ENSCO 8500.

ENSCO 8500 is presently under construction in Singapore and will be towed by Fairmount to the Gulf of Mexico using two of Fairmount's 205 tonnes bollard pull class long distance towing vessels.

The tow will be undertakenin the first half of 2008, and the duration of the voyage will be approximately 86 days.

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