Maersk Drilling has sold the jackup rig Maersk Guardian (now named Guardian) to US-based New Fortress Energy.
The parties have also entered into an agreement about the sale of the jackup rig Mærsk Gallant with anticipated closing before the end of June 2021.
The total sales price for the two rigs is US$31 million in all-cash transactions.
The new owner will use the rigs for non-drilling purposes.
Guardian is an ultra-harsh environment jackup rig that has previously been converted into an accommodation unit. It was delivered in 1986 and has been warm-stacked in Esbjerg, Denmark, after ending its latest contract offshore Denmark in 2020.
Mærsk Gallant is an ultra-harsh environment jackup rig that was delivered in 1993. It is currently cold-stacked in Dundee, UK, after ending its latest contract offshore the UK in 2017.
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