Engineering and contracting firm Lamprell completed the construction and delivery of a jackup rig to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (NDC), the engineering firm said.
The contract for the NDC “Al Gharbia” rig was signed in November 2014 and this is the seventh rig in a series of nine rigs being built and delivered by Lamprell to NDC. All nine rigs have been designed according to the Cameron LeTourneau Super 116E (Enhanced) Class design. The remaining two rigs are proceeding on schedule and will be delivered as planned in 2017.
The rig will depart the facility in late December en route to its drilling location in Abu Dhabi, Lamprell said in a statement.
“NDC launched this strategic project to maintain the highest levels of reliability and resilience, as well as to ensure that we provide high quality, cost-efficient, and versatile drilling services to our clients, ADNOC Group companies, without compromising on HSE standards and asset integrity,” said Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi, chief executive of NDC.
Christopher McDonald, chief executive officer of Lamprell said, “We look forward to working with NDC on the remaining two projects which are both proceeding well.”