OSLO, Norway – Aker Solutions has received a letter of award from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to supply a further two drilling equipment packages to the Cat D drilling rigs the yard is building for the rig operator Songa Offshore.
The development of the Cat D semisubmersible drilling rigs was initiated by Statoil. The Cat D drilling rig is a new generation drilling and well intervention vessel, purpose made for the needs for North Sea operations. The first contract, for two drilling equipment packages, was announced last summer.
The two units will be delivered in 2015. The contract includes topside drilling equipment, procurement and commissioning of the rigs at the DSME yard.
Thor Arne Håverstad, head of Aker Solutions’ drilling technologies business, said: “The development of the new rig concept has been enabled by combination of Aker Solutions’ field-proven equipment and systems expertise, and our flexible and competent engineering capabilities. We look forward to extend and continue the strong cooperation with DSME, Songa, and Statoil.”
The contract value was not disclosed.