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Maersk Drilling secures 5-year accommodation contract for jack-up Maersk Guardian

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with Maersk Oil for the jack-up rig Maersk Guardian for accommodation on various fields in the Danish part of the North Sea. The firm contract duration is 5 years with commencement in September 2016. The contract includes two 1-year options. The estimated contract value for the firm contract period is USD 142m.

Maersk Drilling secures 5-year accommodation contract for jack-up Maersk Guardian

“We are pleased that we will get Maersk Guardian back on the water. In this market, it is important to seek out new ideas in order to keep our rigs employed. An accommodation contract like this is a good example of that and it adds to our contract backlog,” says Morten Pilnov, Head of Global Sales in Maersk Drilling.

The Maersk Guardian is currently stacked in Frederikshavn where it will be located throughout the refurbishment period until contract commencement.

The work entails decommissioning of the cantilever including drilling package, overhaul of auxiliary systems to support accommodation units, overhaul of existing accommodation block on the rig and installation of new accommodation modules.

Built in 1986 in Japan, the Maersk Guardian is designed for year-round operation in the North Sea with a leg length of 132 meters.

About Maersk Drilling 

Maersk Drilling’s modern fleet counts 22 drilling rigs including drillships, deepwater semi-submersibles and high-end jack-up rigs. Further, Maersk Drilling has one ultra harsh environment jack-up rig under construction. Maersk Drilling employs an international staff of 4,500 people and generated a profit (NOPAT) of USD 478m in 2014.

Contact

Tine Østergaard Hansen
Tine Østergaard Hansen
Head of Corporate Communication & Sustainability

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