Bentec Bags Maor Contract to Deliver Rigs to Siberia

Bentec Drilling and Oilfield Systems, western Europe's leading drilling rig builder, has won a multi-million dollar contract to fabricate and deliver four of its HR 4500 Cluster SliderT rigs to Russian drilling contractor SSK (Siberian Service Company).

The contract, which was won by competitive tender, was signed in June during the Neftegaz exhibition in Moscow.

Norbert Gebbeken, Bentec Managing Director, Commercial, said: "This is a particularly significant contract for Bentec as SSK is a new customer for us with very specific requirements. Winning this contract by competitive tender further reinforces Bentec's reputation as Europe's leading rig designer and builder and is another milestone in our drive to enhance our position in the Russian market."

This is Bentec's fourth major contract for its Cluster SliderT rigs and follows the delivery of twelve others to KCA DEUTAG, BK Eurasia, and Gazprom, which are also working in northern and western Siberia. Bentec's 250 ton HR 4500 Cluster SliderT rig is GOST certified for operation in harsh Russian environments. All components are mounted on a rail track allowing fast skidding from one location to another.