Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply a complete drilling equipment topside package to a new semi-submersible drilling rig the South Korean yard is building for Seadrill, the rig operator.
The contract includes an option to supply one more drilling equipment package.
"We are very pleased to deliver our first complete topside drilling package to Hyundai Heavy Industries, and we look forward to further develop a successful partnership," says Thor Arne Håverstad, head of Aker Solutions' drilling technologies business.
Aker Solutions will handle all major aspects of the topside equipment delivery, from engineering support and procurement to installation and commissioning.
The work will be executed in Aker Solutions' facilities in Kristiansand, Horten and Asker in Norway and Erkelenz, Germany. Installation and commissioning services will take place at the Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries yard in South Korea. Aker Solutions also offers training services in its upgraded facilities in South Korea.
Most of the equipment will be delivered in 2013 and the rig will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014.