Aker Solutions Clinches Rig Duo to China

Norwegian oilfield services player Aker Solutions said today it has won contracts to supply complete drilling equipment packages for two new deepwater drilling rigs being built by China’s Cosco shipyard.

The combined value of the contracts is $195 million, and includes options for a further two units, said Aker Solutions.

The equipment is due to be delivered to both units during 2012 and 2013.

Earlier today, Cosco announced that it has firmed up an order with Norway’s Sevan Drilling for two newbuild cylindrical ultra-deep water drilling rigs valued at $525 million each.

“Project management of the work will be carried out in Norway, with global procurement and final delivery in China,”

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