Press release

Maersk Drilling secures contract for jack-up rig Mærsk Giant with DONG Energy

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new contract for the jack-up rig Mærsk Giant with Danish energy utility DONG Energy. The firm contract covers 150 days of work on the Nini and Siri field in the Danish part of the North Sea. The estimated contract value is USD 16m. The contract is in direct continuation of the current contract with Talisman keeping Maersk Giant employed until March 2016.

Maersk Drilling secures contract for jack-up rig Mærsk Giant with DONG Energy

“We are very pleased to continue our good cooperation with DONG Energy, one of our key customers in the North Sea,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO in Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board in the Maersk Group and continues:

“In order to navigate the low visibility in the current market, it is essential that we reduce our exposure by securing a solid contract backlog. Therefore, it is also rewarding to see that we secure employment for the Mærsk Giant, which otherwise would have been stacked.”

The Mærsk Giant is one of the ultra harsh environment jack-ups in Maersk Drilling’s fleet. The rig is fully equipped for high pressure/high temperature (HP/HT) drilling and is designed for year-round operation in the North Sea, in water depths up to 107 m (350 ft) with an available leg length below hull of 132 m (435 ft).

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. For further information, see www.maerskdrilling.com

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

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