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Kenera wins contract to supply top drive systems for Saudi project


Kenera has been awarded a contract to deliver five top drive systems to a Saudi Arabian drilling contractor for new build rigs to operate at a major unconventional gas project in Saudi Arabia

The top drives, designed and manufactured by the company’s rig equipment business, Bentec GmbH, offer proven operational performance and reliability with proprietary software that optimises the drilling process and ultimately reduces well delivery times. The Bentec top drive solution is supported by Bentec rigCARE, the digital service platform for remote monitoring and troubleshooting.

The award follows a number of previous contracts for top drive and iron roughneck solutions in Saudi Arabia. Commissioning and support will be provided out of the newly established Kenera service centre in Dammam.

Gordon Ronaldson, SVP, Kenera, commented, “We are delighted to fulfil these contracts for our customer as their preferred drilling technology partner. The adaptability in design and integration of our field-tested top drives allows for simple installation for many derrick configurations. Our proven performance delivers reduced rig downtime for our customers ensuring we remain the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of choice for many global land and offshore projects in the most extreme and demanding environments.”

Kenera operates across the Middle East, providing tailor made drilling solutions including new build rig design,on-demand facilities engineering services, rig equipment and component supply and aftermarket services. Kenera also offers energy transition solutions including carbon emissions management, green hydrogen, energy storage solutions through to full rig electrification.