Bentec announced that it has been awarded a contract by Ukraine Public Joint Stock Company UkrGasVydobuvannya (UGV) to supply 5 drilling rigs, with a hookload capacity of 450 tons, for delivery over the next 18 months. The total value of the contract is approximately $110 million.
The rigs, which incorporate the latest in drilling technology, will be fully equipped with high performing Bentec components and predominantly manufactured from locally sourced Ukraine steel. In addition, Bentec will establish local services in the Ukraine, which will provide high-quality rig maintenance support.
The purchase of these state-of-the-art drilling rigs is an integral part of UGV’s “Concept 2020” strategy as it seeks to enhance its drilling capacities and deliver its goal to increase Ukraine’s natural gas production by 30% up to 20 billion cubic meters per annum.
Commenting on the award, Dirk Schulze, CEO of Bentec said, “Bentec is very proud to have won this tender by providing the highest-quality products at a competitive price. Our drilling rigs are some of the best in the world and we look forward to supporting UGV in their 2020 strategy by providing them with the capability to significantly improve rig operating performance at a reduced cost.”
Oleg Prokhorenko, CEO of UGV commented, “The award of this contract to Bentec provides clear evidence that UGV and the Naftogaz Group have built a high-quality and transparent procurement process that allows us to buy the best equipment at a price which reflects the fierce competition across the industry. This contract award is crucial for UGV and has only been made possible thanks to the coordinated work of our technical specialists. We look forward to working closely with Bentec as we move forward.”