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Bentec to build new rig for PGNiG in Poland

Bentec, a subsidiary of KCA Deutag, announced that it has signed a contract with Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG, Polish Oil and Gas Company) to supply a newbuild 2,000-hp drilling rig, with a hookload capacity of 500 tons.

The high-performance land rig will be manufactured at Bentec’s production facilities in Bad Bentheim and will incorporate the latest pipe-handling solutions, a remote-controlled Iron Roughneck, and hydraulic catwalk and rig walking systems. The rig is scheduled to start operating in Poland later this year, with delivery to PGNiG scheduled for autumn.

In addition to the rig delivery scope, the contract includes extensive pre-operations crew training and full on-site start up support.

“Bentec manufactures customized innovative drilling rigs, which have a strong focus on performance and safety, whilst at the same time reducing our customers’ total cost of ownership,” Dirk Schulze, CEO of Bentec, said. “We are delighted that PGNiG has recognized the value of our offering. This is the second order Bentec has received from the PGNiG group in recent years, and we are very much looking forward to delivering the new rig later this year.”

Listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, PGNiG is the leader in the Polish natural gas market and one of the largest companies in Poland. In addition to Poland, PGNiG carries out exploration and production activities in Norway and Pakistan. The company intends to increase output of hydrocarbons by approximately 40% by 2022.

 

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