284 million USD or about 1.7 bilion Danish kroner is the value of a new contract for Maersk Drilling, which was signed with Statoil. The contract duration is two years and involves the ultra harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Gallant. The contract also includes an option for an additional year.
“This contract improves our forward contract coverage even further providing us with high earnings visibility. This forms a solid basis for further growth thus supporting our objective of becoming a significant and stable contributor to the APMM Group profit,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling and board member of the A.P. Moeller Maersk Group.