Another riser for Maersk

Maersk Contractors has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract to deliver a spare riser for their ongoing semi-submersible drilling rig-building programme.



The spare riser comes in addition to orders received in 2005 and 2006 for three complete riser systems to be delivered from 2008 to 2010. All risers are equipped with connector technology designed for operation in ultra-deep water.



The first riser of four riser systems will be delivered in January 2008 and manufacturing of riser joints for Maersk starts in May this year. Included in the deliveries are telescopic joint and tension ring systems which Aker Kvaerner says provide enhanced environmental protection with a triple packer system.



The risers for Maersk will be built at Aker Kvaerner’s new high technology manufacturing facility in Malaysia which has been in operation since the end of 2006.