Aker Solutions has won a contract from Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd to supply a complete drilling equipment package for a new jack-up drilling rig, being built by the Chinese yard. The contract value is undisclosed.
The new rig is of the 2000E jack-up design, and the contract includes options for a further three jack-up rigs of the same design.
"We are pleased to see Aker Solutions' competitive position in the jack-up market, which we expect to be active in the future," says Thor Arne Håverstad, head of drilling technologies in Aker Solutions.
The equipment will be delivered in 2013.