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[27-April-2020] Atlantica owned rig BassDrill Beta surpassed 5 years without a lost time injury.

On April 21, 2020, Atlantica owned rig BassDrill Beta surpassed 5 years without a lost time injury. The entire five-year duration of this safety milestone was archived while the rig was under contract with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (“Petrobras”) in Brazil.  This achievement demonstrates the Beta team’s commitment to a zero-incident philosophy and safety culture.

[10-May-2019] Atlantica Tender Drilling Ltd. – New Bank Term Loan Facility and Contemplated Bond Issue

Atlantica Tender Drilling Limited (the “Company”) has received credit approvals from a syndicate of new and existing lenders for a new 4-year USD 100 million first lien term loan facility (the “Term Loan”). The Company has further mandated DNB Markets and Pareto Securities as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners and Danske Bank and SpareBank1 Markets as Joint Bookrunners to arrange a series of fixed income investor meetings. A USD 140 million, 4-year, second lien bond issue (the “Bond Issue”) may Read More

[ 06-April-2017] Simen Skaare Eriksen has been appointed to Atlantica’s Board of Directors

Mr. Eriksen has 20 years of extensive international experience within the offshore and shipping industries. From 2008 until 2017 he held various roles with Frigstad Offshore, the last 8 years as CEO. Prior to that he spent more than 10 years in several positions with the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group at several of their international locations, most of the time with Maersk Contractors. From 1997 to 1999 he was with Maersk Line, completing a graduate management trainee programme at Maersk Shipping Read More

Keel laying on Gamma

The first blocks of the Gamma hull were placed into the dry dock at DSIC Yard #2 marking the official date of keel laying.

BassDrill Ltd. Announces Name Change to Atlantica Tender Drilling Ltd.

Houston-based BassDrill Ltd. has announced that it is changing its name to Atlantica Tender Drilling Ltd. This change is part of a larger rebranding effort designed to reflect the growing strength of the company. “Atlantica is the name given to an ancient continent that once connected parts of West Africa and Eastern South America, our primary marketing area,” said President Kerry Kunz. “The new name is an essential move that reflects our position as an increasingly global provider of tender Read More

Election of new Board Member

Mr. Alf C. Thorkildsen has been appointed to the BassDrill Ltd.’s Board of Directors with immediate effect. Mr. Thorkildsen is a senior partner at HitecVision, BassDrill’s majority owner through the «HitecVision Asset Solutions» fund. Mr. Thorkildsen replaces Mr. Ola Sætre, founding partner at HitecVision, as Mr. Sætre has resigned his directorship at BassDrill Ltd., also with immediate effect. Mr. Thorkildsen joined the HitecVision partner group in 2013 from the position as Chief Executive Officer of Seadrill (2008-2012). During his tenure, Read More