Aker lands Sevan drill deal

Aker Solutions has signed deals worth US $240 million with round rig maker Sevan Marine to supply two drilling equipment packages, with an option for a third.

The contracts will see Aker Solutions delivering complete drilling packages including engineering and equipment deliveries, for drilling rigs that Sevan Marine is building.

Aker Solutions said it is already well underway with deliveries for Sevan`s first drilling rig, to be delivered in 2009.

“We are very pleased that Sevan again has awarded us these drilling equipment contracts. This further strengthens our relationship with Sevan Marine,” says Mads Andersen, executive vice president of Aker Solutions.

The harsh environment ultra deepwater drilling rigs are scheduled for delivery at the end of 2010 and end 2011.