Daewoo buys Aker drilling riser system

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has awarded Aker Solutions a contract worth $34m for a deepwater marine drilling riser.


Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has awarded Aker Solutions a contract worth $34m for a deepwater marine drilling riser.



The contract covers the delivery of a complete drilling riser system for a drillship with buoyancy package and associated equipment for a drillship that DSME is currently building.



The system will be manufactured and delivered from Aker Solutions’ high-tech manufacturing centre in Malaysia, while Aker’s subsidiary, Phoenix Polymers International, will manufacture the buoyancy modules.



Delivery of the drilling riser systems is scheduled for 2010.