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GE Oil & Gas has received an order for the first 20,000 psi rated deepwater BOP stack and riser systems from Maersk Drilling, The American company announced on Tuesday.

The equipment is scheduled to enter service in the first half of 2018.

The order is being supplied to Maersk and BP as part of their joint Project 20K Rigs design program.

GE Oil & Gas will design, test, and manufacture the new 20-ksi BOPs and risers at the company’s recently expanded Houston Technology Center.