Lamprell, a provider of engineering and contracting services to the energy industry, has completed the construction on the final jack-up drilling rig in a series of nine, the Al Lulu, and its delivery to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (NDC).
The contract for the NDC Al Lulu rig was awarded in April 2015, one of only three rig orders awarded that year, Lamprell noted on Sunday.
All nine rigs have been designed according to the Cameron LeTourneau Super 116E (Enhanced) Class design and were completed using the latest in drilling system technology, the rig builder added.
Completion and delivery of the jack-up rig was marked at an inauguration ceremony held at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in the UAE on April 27 and the rig will depart to its drilling location in Abu Dhabi shortly.
The Al Lulu is the 21st 116E jack-up drilling unit that Lamprell has delivered since its listing in 2006 and the 28th jack-up drilling rig in total.
NDC Chief Executive Officer, Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi, commented: “These rigs are equipped with innovative technology including joystick operated cyber chairs with integrated equipment consoles for the rig operators and are designed to suit the specific needs of Abu Dhabi. Their flexibility caters to the wide-range of drilling operation requirements of our clients, which enables greater efficiency and helps further improve the profitability of ADNOC Group companies.”
Commenting on the delivery, Christopher McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Lamprell, said: “This is the third major delivery of its kind for Lamprell this year and the second rig to NDC, a client with whom we have had a strong and successful partnership for many years. The series of nine rigs were all built at Lamprell’s facilities in the UAE, for use in the UAE and we are proud of this noteworthy achievement.”