Dalian Developer, formerly MPF-01) is designed to drill wells of up to 10,000 feet with a maximum drilling length of 30,000 feet. Given her length exceeding 290 metres and her storage capacity of 1 million barrels of oil, she will be the largest drillship in the world.
Overall responsible naval architect including all structural and system design for classification documentation.
Length o.a. 291.3 m
Width: 50 m
Depth moulded: 27 m
Displacement summer: 240,750 mT
Storage capacity: 1.00 Mill bbl
6h generation drillship
It was Norwegian financier Wilhelm Blystad who first approached Inocean and asked for a design of a multi-purpose floater (MPF) for challenging ocean waters such as the North Sea. This led Blystad to start up the rig contractor MPF Corp, which became Inocean’s customer when development and shipbuilding commenced. The work was halted when MPF Corp faced economic difficulties in the autumn of 2008 and filed for US Chapter 11 insolvency protection. In July 2010 COSCO Dalian took over the hull, equipment and EPC responsibility for completion of the drillship, now named Dalian Developer.
The importance of the project was emphasized by a grand kick-off ceremony at COSCO Dalian Shipyard this August, in which Inocean participated in company with Chinese government officials.