Published On: Sun, Jan 18th, 2015

NDC Inaugurates its New Jack-up Rig Shuwehat, Built in UAE

NDC Inaugurates its New Jack-up Rig Shuwehat, Built in UAE

NDC Inaugurates its New Jack-up Rig Shuwehat, Built in UAE

National Drilling Company (NDC) has marked the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art jack-up rig, “Shuwehat”, at a ceremony held in the Hamriyah Free Zone in Sharjah. “Shuwehat” is the fifth rig in a series of eight similar units being acquired by NDC and manufactured in the UAE by Lamprell.

Commenting on the inauguration during the ceremony held in the presence of Sheikh Saud bin Khalid bin Sultan Al-Qasimi, Advisor at the office of the Ruler of Sharjah, NDC Chief Executive Officer, Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi, said, Shuwehat rig represents a great addition to the NDC fleet of modern rigs, it will help the company maintain the highest levels of reliability and productivity, and serve its clients with the utmost levels of efficiency and competence, remarking that this rig has 15,000 psi equipment making it very suitable for ADNOC and ADMA deep gas wells.

“It is a source of pride that all 5 rigs were built here in the UAE, and to highest quality and international standards,” he added.

Al Suwaidi said that in relatively short period, the company doubled the number of rigs from 28 in 2009 to 60 today to achieve clients’ targets and plans and perform all kind of drilling operations. “While we aspire to achieve our future objectives, and as we celebrate our current achievements, I extend my sincere appreciation to ADNOC higher management and NDC board of directors for their guidance and continuous support.” NDC CEO concluded by thanking Lamprell for their distinguished efforts and the project teams from NDC and Lamprell.

On his part, Jim Moffat, Chief Executive Officer of Lamprell, said, the NDC– Lamprell relationship has once more produced a world class solution, the Shuwehat rig which has been built in the UAE and will operate in the UAE which is a great testament to the skills and abilities that exist in this country today.

Lamprell CEO added, “These projects are not produced by individuals, they are produced by great teamwork and solid, open and honest relationship. I thank NDC for their trust and look forward to further successful ventures together in the future.”

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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