Aker Kvaerner won a contract by China National Offshore Oil Corporation
(CNOOC) for delivery of drilling equipment and system for an ultra deepwater drilling semisubmersible unit. The contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $128 million.
"This first delivery of drilling equipment systems into the Chinese offshore market is a breakthrough for Aker Kvaerner. We are very pleased that CNOOC has chosen us and are committed to execute this project to a high quality and on schedule," says Mads Andersen, executive vice president in Aker Kvaerner.
The contract is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary
, Aker Kvaerner MH in Kristiansand. The scope of work is to deliver drilling equipment package, installation and commissioning supervision. The ultra deepwater drilling rig is scheduled for delivery early 2011.