Rig-building shipyards in the US

Following are brief descriptions of rig-building shipyards in the US. Vicksburg, Miss. The LeTourneau yard in Vicksburg, Miss., was the first shipyard to build a jack up rig in the US. Between 1958 and 2010, it delivered 87 rigs. The yard occupies 90 acres adjacent to the Mississippi River and exclusively builds LeTourneau-designed rigs. In recent years, several Workhorse 240C class rigs have been built. Due to the height of the bridges along the Mississippi River, only the lower sections of a rig's legs are attached in Vicksburg. Upper sections are fabricated in Vicksburg and attached at the company's shipyard in Sabine Pass, Tex. The derrick also must be attached after leaving Vicksburg...

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