Lamprell completes third jackup drilling rig for Abu Dhabi NDC

ORME - Lamprell new jackup rig inauguration - EDITOil and gas construction and engineering group Lamprell will begin delivery of its third complete jackup drilling rig ‘Qarnin’ to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (NDC) at the end of this month

Completed on time and to budget, the Super 116E jackup drilling unit was unveiled at a ceremony at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in Sharjah, UAE on 13 February.

Lamprell CEO Jim Moffat said, “The delivery of this latest rig is testament to Lamprell’s excellent capabilities in project execution in the field of new build jackup rigs.”

‘Qarnin’ is the third of six identical rigs that Lamprell is contracted to produce for the Abu Dhabi company; ‘Muhaiyimat’ was delivered to NDC in December 2012 and prior to that ‘Makasib’ was delivered in July of the same year. The remaining three structures are on schedule to be delivered in 2014/15.

NDC CEO Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi claimed, “A modern rig fleet is essential to sustainable success and NDC launched this major Offshore Rigs Acquisition Project to guarantee the highest levels of reliability and ensure complete readiness to meet our clients’ present and future needs.”

The construction of ‘Qarnin’ marks the delivery of Lamprell’s 20th new build jackup rigs and its eighth Super 116E jackup drilling unit over the last six years.

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