Aker Solutions Lands Jackup Drilling Equipment Gig

Aker Solutions has won a contract from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd to supply a complete drilling equipment package for a new jackup drilling rig, being built by the Chinese yard.

The contract value is undisclosed. The new rig is of the 2000E jackup design.

"We are pleased to see Aker Solutions' competitive position in the jackup market, which remains active," said Thor Arne Håverstad, head of drilling technologies in Aker Solutions.

The equipment will be delivered in 2013.

Aker Solutions will provide drilling equipment from its production units in Kristiansand and Asker in Norway as well as Houston, US and Erkelenz in Germany.