Lamprell scoops new jackup contract from NDC

New jackup is the latest of nine offshore units delivered to NDC

The new jackup will be designed as Super 116E (Enhanced) Class.
The new jackup will be designed as Super 116E (Enhanced) Class.

Lamprell has been awarded a contract to build a new jackup drilling rig for the UAE National Drilling Company (NDC).

The new build will be the ninth rig constructed and delivered by Lamprell to NDC. The company said construction would begin at its facility in Hamriya with planned delivery Q2 2017.

Lamprell, which is currently constructing a total of seven new rigs, added that NDC has the option to order two additional jack-up rigs of the same by 3Q 2015. 

James Moffat, Chief Executive Officer, Lamprell, said: "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,"

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