TAISUN, the biggest, strongest crane in the world sets a crane heavy lift world record by lifting the 17100 metric ton topsides of the Saipem-owned "Frigstad D90" semi-submersible "Scarabeo 9". The Semi Submersible rig SS Scarabeo 9 (previously SS Frigstad Oslo) is built on a rig design owned by Frigstad Engineering Inc. The Frigstad D90 Semi rig was designed as an Ultra Deepwater Rig from the beginning, and not enhanced from an older shallow-mid water rig design. The various rig capacities were selected based on latest industry requirements for ultra deep water operations, as well as the latest requirements for extended reach horizontal wells and modern development drilling requirements. The hull and marine systems were then designed to fit these operational requirements. The resulting Frigstad D90 design is probably the worlds most capable and efficient as well as the largest capacity semi submersible drilling rig in the world built or under construction today. The world record lift took place on 14 december 2009 at Yantai Raffles Shipyard in Yantai, Northern China. For more information, visit www.20000ton.com or visit our Channel.
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