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Norway supplies deepwater tech to Brazil

28th August 2012

Norwegian Aker Solutions to supply drilling equipment for six deepwater drillships in Brazil

Norway supplies deepwater tech to Brazil
The firm will deliver its first equipment in the second half of 2013 and provide the drilling units between 2015-2019

Norwegian oilfield products provider Aker Solutions will supply drilling equipment packages for six drillships under construction for the Brazilian market, it emerged on Monday, as part of the firm’s expansion strategy in the country.

A new contract won by Aker Solutions will see the oil service company provide Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras with complete topside and subsea equipment (drilling riser and BOP) packages for six deepwater drillships under construction at Brazil’s Jurong shipyard, the firm said in a press release on Monday. There is also an option for one additional drillship.

The firm will deliver its first equipment in the second half of 2013 and provide the drilling units between 2015-2019. The contract includes project management, engineering, topside equipment, subsea package including Aker Solutions' Clip riser, and commissioning of the rigs at Jurong's yard in Brazil.

Aker Solutions will deliver the equipment from Norway and Germany, as well as from its new USD 100m service and manufacturing facility in Macaé, Brazil's offshore capital.

“With the delivery of six complete drilling packages, and a new service and manufacturing site under way in Macaé, Aker Solutions is taking another leap forward in Brazil,” stated Luis Antonio Araujo, regional president of Aker Solutions in Brazil.

Norwegian drilling operators Seadrill and Odfjell Drilling will each operate three of the six new drillships under 15-year contracts chartered from Petrobras.

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