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Lamprell bags 2015's first jack-up rig order

Lamprell bags 2015's first jack-up rig order
In a challenging market, Lamprell has won a Jack-Up rig order from National Drilling Company (NDC) Abu Dhabi.

The Super 116E (Enhanced) Class jack-up, the ninth in a series of eight to be contructed by Lamprell, is likely 2015’s first jack-up order, following Keppel Offshore & Marine’s claim of none “across the board" earlier this month. Neither Keppel Offshore & Marine nor rival Sembcorp Marine - the world’s largest rigbuilding yards – has seen new orders this year.

Designed by LeTourneau, the rig will be constructed in Hamriyah, in the UAE, with delivery scheduled for Q2 2017.

"I am delighted to be able to announce this new award from NDC, thereby extending our on-going relationship with our largest client by way of a ninth new build jackup rig in the series. This is particularly pleasing given the backdrop of a challenging market environment.

“With Lamprell now constructing a total of seven new rigs, we are establishing a reputation as a leading fabricator for major projects in the global energy market.  Our focus will be on maintaining the highest standards of project execution and using our competitive position to convert our pipeline into contract wins.”