Lamprell to build two high-spec jack-ups for NDC

Lamprell, a UAE-based offshore rig builder, has received a new contract award from National Drilling Company (NDC), Abu Dhabi, for the construction and delivery of two further high specification jack-up drilling rigs of a Super 116E (Enhanced) Class.

This contract award is valued at approximately US$ 365 million.

Lamprell has previously been awarded contracts by NDC for a series of six identical rigs and the company says that it is on schedule to complete construction of the final two jack-up rigs, having delivered the first four on time and on budget. Lamprell says that, as with the units under construction, these newly-ordered rigs will be completely outfitted, LeTourneau-designed, self-elevating Mobile Offshore Drilling Units of a Super 116E (Enhanced) Class design with a rated drilling depth of 30,000 feet.

The rigs will be constructed at Lamprell’s facility in Hamriyah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), with planned delivery dates in Q4 2016 and Q2 2017 respectively.

Under the contract terms, NDC also has the right to exercise options for Lamprell to build up to an additional three jack-up rigs of the same design.

James Moffat, Chief Executive Officer, Lamprell, said:

“We are delighted to announce this new award from NDC, our long-standing client.  We have worked closely with NDC over the last four years and developed an excellent working relationship delivering consistently competitive solutions for complex projects.  With this latest contract win, Lamprell has been awarded a total of six firm jack-up rigs in 2014.  This reflects Lamprell’s position as a leading fabricator of jack-up rigs to the global energy market and extends our growing order book out to mid-2017.

“We would like to thank NDC for their confidence in Lamprell in making this significant award and we look forward to continuing to work with this prestigious customer over the coming years.”

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