Lamprell has completed its 8th jackup drilling rig and will deliver it to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (NDC) in the first quarter of this year.
Completion and delivery of the jackup rig was done within budget and will depart at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in Q1 en route to its drilling location in Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on the delivery, Christopher McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Lamprell, said: “I am pleased to announce the on-time delivery of this eighth jackup rig to NDC, our largest client, and this helps to cement our deep relationship with this key customer. This is the 26th new build jackup rig that we have delivered since we listed in 2006 and we are scheduled to deliver the next rig, also to NDC, within a matter of months, as planned.”
The contract for the NDC “Al Hudairiyat” rig was signed in November 2014 and this is the eighth rig in a series of nine 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 rig is proceeding on schedule and will be delivered as planned in 1H 2017.
NDC chief executive officer, Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi, commented: “The mega project of building and acquiring a series of nine world-class jack-up rigs has produced success after success, not only for the partners involved, but for the UAE in general. NDC's partnership with Lamprell to manufacture offshore jack-up rigs in the UAE has made the country the first and only country in the region capable of building such critically engineered, high-tech oil and gas rigs.”