Huisman has in-house vessel design capabilities. This allows us to provide solutions in which vessel and equipment are fully integrated.
The main feature of Huisman's drillship design is the Dual Multi Purpose Tower (DMPT) and the reduced height of the drill floor. By changing the way the BOP is deployed Huisman was able to significantly lower the position of the DMPT and drill floor on the vessel. This improved the vessel stability and increased the efficiency and safety on board. Designing both vessel and equipment allows for optimisation of the entire drilling unit. The result is a more compact drilling vessel compared to drill ships with equal capacities and, therefore, lower building cost and lower operational cost. The first drill ships based on this HuisDrill 10000 design, the Noble Globetrotter I and II, are operational for some years now.
After delivery of these vessels, Huisman further developed the design, resulting in the HuisDrill 12000. The design exceeds many of the capabilities of competing drillship designs.