Vyborg Shipyard 20.12.2010.
By the end of this year it is planned to complete construction of the first semi-submersible drilling rig "Polar Star", being built by order of the company "GAZFLOT" in the interests of "Gazprom".
Originally installation will start drilling exploratory and development wells on the shelf of Sakhalin.
December 17 rig "Polar Star" was completed to address the recent comments on the sea trials. After that, between OJSC "Vyborg Shipyard" and the company SHI signed certificate of completion of commissioning works on a semi-submersible rig and 18 December began transporting the rig "Polar Star" in Kholmsk. If weather conditions do not prevent, December 24 will be delivered in the installation bay area Zyryanskaya, as previously planned. The ship is the crew, who will work on the rig and workers of Vyborg Shipyard. December 20 to 09.00 am, the rig was 330 miles, the total transportation route is 960 miles.
December 3 in South Korea held a ceremony naming the first semi-submersible drilling rig under construction as part of the Shtokman gas condensate field, the contract between "Gasflot" and OJSC "Vyborg Shipyard", signed in 2007 for the construction of two semi-submersible drilling rigs.