Aker Drilling has awarded Aker Kvaerner a turn-key contract for the delivery of two sixth-generation deepwater drilling semi-submersibles with an option for another two rigs by 2010.
The two drilling rigs are scheduled for delivery in February and October 2008. The contract value is approximately NOK 7.6 billion.
The contract comprises the complete delivery of the two biggest and most advanced drilling rigs in the world.
The engineering will be carried out at the Aker Kvaerner's engineering office at Lysaker and Aker Kvaerner MH's office in Kristiansand, Norway. The assembly and commissioning will be done at Aker Kvaerner's yard at Stord, Norway.
Hull construction will be handled by Aker Kvaerner's yard at Verdal with a combination of subcontracting and fabrication at own yard.
The rigs will be equipped with Aker Kvaerner's state-of-the-art Dual RamRig