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QMS orders six jackups at CSIC

UAE offshore driller Quality Marine Services (QMS), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi based Zakher Marine International, has signed contracts with CSIC-affiliated Wuhan Marine Machinery (WMM) for the construction of six jackup platforms.

The total value of the contract is around RMB1.2bn ($180m) with deliveries scheduled to commence from the first half of 2017. The rigs will be deployed in fields in the Gulf region.

QMS had previously ordered three jack up platforms at WMM in December 2014.


Jason Jiang

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  1. At a total contract value of $180 million i very much doubt that these are drilling units as portrayed in the attending photograph. I humbly suggest that as they are for a Zakher affiliate that they are jack up work and support units! A little fact checking can easily prevent an error in reporting!

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