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27 January, 2022
 
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Turkey reportedly purchases fourth drillship

The Turkish government has reportedly signed a deal for the acquisition of the deep water drillship Bolette Dolphin, which outmatches Turkey’s existing three vessels

Kathimerini Greece Newsroom

Turkish media on Tuesday were reporting the purchase of a fourth drillship by the government in Ankara.

According to the newspapers Sabah and Yeni Safak, the Turkish government has signed a deal for the acquisition of the deep water drillship Bolette Dolphin, which was built in South Korea 2014 and has been used by a Norwegian company until now.

The 229-meter vessel is expected to have greater possibilities than Turkey’s existing three drillships, having the ability to drill down to a depth of 12,000 meters.

Reports indicated that the cost of the purchase and expected repairs will come to more than $100 million.

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