Seadrill - West Rigel

Project: West Rigel

Type: Semi-submersible

Client: Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd.

Owner: Seadrill

Year: Initiated 2013, Completed 2015

Location of Install: Singapore, Singapore

Deployment: North Sea, Norwegian Sea


Scope of Supply

  • Arctic Pad®

  • Safety Pad

  • Onsite Survey

  • Electrical Controls, Design & Monitoring System

  • Ex/Atex Certified Electrical Accessories

  • On-site Mechanical Installation & Support: 10 days

  • On-site Electrical Installation Support

  • Commissioning: 1 Day

Project Description


The World's First Hybrid (Heated & Non-Heated) Traction Mat Drill Floor


The Advanced Mat System® was included in the FEED Technical Specifications for the SeaDrills' new-build the WEST RIGEL. As AMS® is the only provider of both heated & non-heated antiskid matting, the scope of work encompassed a comprehensive drill floor package with specific attention towards winterizing the escape routes and created a flush level drill floor. This package was produced to a 40mm thickness. 


Below you will see the traction profile difference which visibly shows the egress routes and indicates heated matting. Highlights include:

  • Level surface with combination of Arctic Pad® & Safety Pad

  • Red Zone Hazard Line

  • Each mat embossed with numeric ID

  • Drainage Grooves

  • Non-skid Coating

  • Control & Monitoring Systems designed for user friendly operating

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© 2011 Arctic Pad.  All rights reserved

ARCTIC PAD Patent No. 2606792

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