Seadrill has selected Aker Solution for a drilling equipment contract on a newbuild rig.

Aker has been selected to delivery a drilling equipment topsides packages for a newbuild semi-submersible under construction by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.

Included within the deal is an option to deliver a second drilling equipment package.

Work on the new drilling equipment will be executed in Aker Solutions’ facilities in Kristiansand, Horten and Asker in Norway and in Erkelenz in Germany. Installation and commissioning services will be performed at Hyundai’s Samho Heavy Industries yard, South

Seadrill is building a series of new rigs for an anticipated upturn in global deepwater drilling demand.