Hemmingsen: Maersk Drilling to order new rigs

Before the end of next year, Maersk Drilling's CEO, Claus V. Hemmingsen, expects to have placed orders for new rigs.

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Maersk Drilling will most likely place its next orders for drilling rigs and ships in 2014, orders that will help the Maersk subsidiary reach its goal of 1 billion dollars in operating profits by 2018, says Claus V. Hemmingsen, part of senior management at A.P. Moeller-Maersk and CEO of the group's drilling division.

The division currently has 16 units in operation and seven new ones on the way, but the company needs another two to four units in order to reach its goal, he says.

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