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.