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Aker Solutions unit lands ship equipment contract in Korea


30 December 2010 - Norwegian oil-service group Aker Solutions ASA (OSL: AKSO) said on Wednesday its unit Step Offshore will supply vessel equipment to South Korean shipyard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding (SEO: 067250) for an undisclosed sum.

The equipment is for a dynamically positioned, ultra-deepwater drillship from the Globetrotter class, owned by Swiss offshore drilling contractor Noble Corp (NYSE: NE | PowerRating), which will be built at STX's yard in Dalian, China. The installation and commissioning of the topside equipment will be carried out in the Netherlands.