STEP Offshore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aker Solutions, has won a contract from South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. LTD to supply equipment for a new, dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater Globetrotter-class drillship. The owner of the ship is Houston-based Noble Corp.
STEP Offshore will supply equipment for mud mixing, circulation and transfer, bulk storage and transport, as well as an advanced control system, to ensure high performance and industry leading HSE standards. The contract value is undisclosed.
The ship will be built by STX at their facility in Dalian, China, and then the unit will be transferred to the Netherlands for the installation and commissioning of the topside equipment. STEP Offshore’s equipment will be delivered in the second half of 2011.