Transocean Adriatic VIII Refurbishment

Offshore Fabrication
About This Project

In December 2009, Transocean and Nigerdock along with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Content Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) collaborated to take on a project that was yet another first of its kind in Nigeria, the refurbishment and maintenance of the gigantic jack-up rig – the Adriatic VIII.


The 3-leg 70m x 70m rig weighs 16,000 tons with each leg measuring 140 meters in height. The scope of work included steel repair and general maintenance. The rig was the first of its kind to be berthed alongside any facility within Nigeria