EFC Clinches NDC Well Control Contract

EFC Group has secured a contract with the Al Ghaith Group for National Drilling Company (NDC) Abu Dhabi worth £240,000 ($370,000 USD), this sees the leading designer and manufacturer of Instrumentation, Monitoring, Control and Handling Systems secure over £1million worth of UAE contracts in the last 12 months.

The Aberdeen-headquartered company has successfully completed work onboard NDC's Al Hail jack-up rig, supplying and installing High Pressure/High Temperature (HPHT) Monitoring System, part of the Choke and Kill Manifold upgrade for its Khuff drilling schedule.

Bob Will, EFC Group managing director stated, "This significant contract win continues to cement EFC as a niche supplier of bespoke systems for specialist areas such as Well Control. The UAE currently accounts for 18% of EFC orders and along with the rest of the middle east remains a key target market for EFC growth.

"EFC are keen to continue investment in this important market, we have a resident engineer based in Abu Dhabi supporting EFC's UAE clients, developing new business and building relationships."

Additional recent Middle East contract wins for EFC include work for two semi-subs: one ordered a Well Control Monitoring System, a key upgrade to its Choke Control system, assisting it to meet stringent international standards, and another which required a complete overhaul of its BOP Controls system, a particular area of EFC expertise.

Mr. Will continued, "Another encouraging product area for the EFC Group in this region is its Integrated Marine Monitoring Systems (IMMS), a total of 6 IMMS Tank Gauging systems have been delivered to NDC operated drilling rigs and we see a growing client base for the supply of these systems. We will be using the ADIPEC 2010 Show to introduce our latest Group offering; Mechanical Handling Solutions, as well as addressing the emerging Well Control and HPHT market needs as Khuff drilling activity increases."

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