UAE -- Lamprell has been awarded a $50.9 million contract by the National Drilling Co. (NDC) to upgrade and refurbish the Al Ghallan jackup drilling unit. This project, which is part of the NDC strategic Rig Integrity Assurance Program, follows the successful completion of the NDC Junana upgrade project in 2007.
The contract covers all aspects of the project execution including the construction of a new cantilever, substructure, drill floor and accommodation block. In addition there will be significant condition-based refurbishment of hull steel work, fluid systems and the rig will be completely repainted.
The work will be undertaken at the company's Sharjah refurbishment facility beginning in 2Q of this year, and it is expected to take eight months.