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Rig season fully underway at Seaton Port

Able Seaton Port has been a hive of activity over the past few weeks seeing a number of oil and gas drilling rigs come in for upgrade and repair as ABLE continues to build an enviable reputation as one of Europe’s premier ports for the servicing of rigs.

Since the start of April a flow of rigs have arrived and departed from the port. The ENSCO 102 arrived 29 March and departed earlier this month to be followed by the ENSCO 101 which is currently at port and due to leave very soon. Further to this the colossal ENSCO 100 stands proud at the quays with its towering jack-up legs dominating the Teesside skyline. In the interim period the Energy Endeavour graced the port with a fleeting visit and was successfully turned around within two weeks meaning it could be back out and operational speedily.

The remainder of the year sees no hold-up in activity with a number of rigs due to visit the Port and benefit from ABLE’s services and expertise. In London, the status of the economy is sometimes judged by the cranes operating across the horizon. In Teesside many say the same can be gauged from the jack-up rig’s on the River Tees – in which case the economic situation looks rosier for all.

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