Looks like the refurbished drawworks from Deimos was spotted at Roberts Road during a September 2022 flyover.https://twitter.com/CSI_Starbase/status/1572605970014171137
So the rigs were bought since it was the cheapest way to get the winches to shore?!
Quote from: meekGee on 02/14/2023 05:40 pmSo the rigs were bought since it was the cheapest way to get the winches to shore?!You're joking, of course, but I'll remind everyone that SpaceX did get these rigs at fire sale prices, literally pennies on the dollar. The oil market collapsed in early 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, and oil prices went to approximately zero, or even negative (couldn't give it away). Big Oil slammed the brakes on exploration and extraction, oil rig operators got desperate, and Elon took advantage.I wonder if they made money on them ...
The former SpaceX-owned Deimos rig appears to have finally got underway from Pascagoula, under its new ownership.The towing vessel has a reported destination of Nassau, Bahamas.