July 12 - Rotterdam, the Netherlands headquartered contractor Fairmount Marine has delivered a semi-submersible drilling rig from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Pointe-Noire in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Falcon 100 drilling rig, owned by US based Transocean measures 79 m long and 66 m wide, was towed 3,400 miles (5471.8 km) by the vessel Fairmount Glacier.
Fairmount Glacier was mobilised from Trinidad and towed Falcon 100 from its drilling location in Macai, Brazil to offshore Rio de Janeiro. Fairmount Glacier then assisted the rig with anchor handling activities and loading of equipment. Fairmount Glacier also helped with the installation of a new bridle - the connection between the rig and towing line - before towing Falcon 100 across the South Atlantic Ocean.
Upon arrival in Pointe-Noire, Fairmount Glacier helped keep the rig in position during the deployment of her anchors. Fairmount Glacier also discharged equipment from Falcon 100 into the port of Pointe Noire.