Lamprell delivers third jack-up rig to NDC in UAE

Lamprell-NDCProvider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to oil and gas industry Lamprell has announced that it has completed the construction of a further jackup drilling rig Shuwehat for Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (NDC) and delivered it to the company

Lamprell added that it had also received another new contract award from NDC for two further jackup drilling rigs of a similar design and high specification, valued at approximately US$365mn in November 2014.

The contract for Shuwehat was signed in April 2012 and this is the fifth in a series of eight rigs with the LeTourneau Super 116E (Enhanced) Class design, which are being built and delivered by Lamprell to NDC.

Lamprell CEO Jim Moffat said, “I am pleased to announce the delivery of this fifth jackup rig to NDC. We have been able to prove once again our ability to complete a major project to world-class standards of safety and quality, and we are proud to construct this latest project in the UAE, for use in the UAE, where we have such strong ties.

“The Shuwehat rig is the third rig handed over to NDC in 2014 and we are scheduled to deliver the next NDC rig to the client within a matter of months. We believe that the recent contract award of two rigs with three options by NDC demonstrates our client’s continuing confidence in our ability to maintain our strong project execution track record on a consistent basis and we look forward to working closely with NDC in the coming years.”

The Shuwehat rig is the 11th Super 116E jackup drilling unit that Lamprell had delivered to various clients during the last six years. The jackup rig was officially named at a ceremony held at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in the UAE recently.

NDC CEO Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi added, “This rig represents a great addition to the NDC fleet of modern rigs, and it will help the company maintain the highest levels of reliability and efficiency. A few years back, we partnered with Lamprell to start building offshore jack up rigs in the UAE. We are proud that we made such a strategic decision, and the four previous rigs namely Makasib, Muhaiyimat, Qarnin and Marawwah are working safely and drilling for ADMA-OPCO.

“While we aspire to achieve our future objectives, and as we celebrate our current achievements, I’d like to extend sincere appreciation to ADNOC higher management and the NDC board of directors for their guidance and continuous support.”

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