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UAE’s National Drilling Co. signs $543m in deals for 14 new rigs

UAE’s National Drilling Co. signs $543m in deals for 14 new rigs

One offshore and one onshore rig will be manufactured in the UAE as part of the deals.

The United Arab Emirates’ National Drilling Company has signed contracts worth $543 million to buy 14 new rigs, state news agency WAM reported on Sunday.

One offshore and one onshore rig, worth $203 million, will be built in the UAE, WAM said, quoting the company’s chief executive Abdullah Saeed al-Suwaidi.

The onshore rig deal was signed with National Oilwell Varco, while the offshore one went to Lamprell.

A third deal was signed with China Petroleum Technology & Development Corporation for 12 rigs, Suwaidi said.

The new contracts are part of the UAE company’s expansion plans and also the result of growing demand from its customers, it said.

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