In the first half of 2007 Huisman was awarded a contract for the design and manufacturing of the drilling tower and related pipe, riser and BOP handling equipment for the Noble Bully I. The order to outfit a second vessel followed in 2008. In 2013 and 2014, Noble Bully I & II respectively were awarded ‘Shell Global Floating Rig of the year’ The Noble Bully drillships are designed to offer a lower cost and more flexible alternative for drilling in ultra-deep and arctic conditions.
Besides the drilling mast, Huisman also delivered all drill pipe handling equipment, the riser tensioning system, riser handling cranes, both deck cranes and the driller’s cabin. This includes all power systems and an integrated control system, also controlling third party equipment.
Our client, offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation, sold Bully I & II end of 2020. In June 2021, Bully II was decommissioned in India.