Valaris sells two jackups

Source: press release, 27 April 2022

photo: Valaris Limited
photo: Valaris Limited

Valaris Limited has announced the sale of two heavy duty modern jackups, VALARIS 113 and 114, to ADES Saudi Limited for a total of USD 125 million.

VALARIS 113 and 114 are PPL Pacific Class 400 jackups, both delivered in 2012. Both rigs have been stacked in the Philippines since they completed their last contracts in late 2015.

President and Chief Executive Officer Anton Dibowitz says, “We are pleased to have closed the sale of the VALARIS 113 and 114 at values which are highly accretive to our shareholders. Each rig had been stacked for more than 6 years and would have required meaningful capital to reactivate. We will continue to take a rational approach to fleet management, including regularly assessing our fleet for retirement and divestiture candidates.”