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KCA Deutag Ben Rinnes

Sonangol has awarded KCA Deutag a $170 million contract for its Ben Rinnes jack-up rig in Angola, the Aberdeen-based company reported.

The agreement covers a two-year period, with an optional two-year extension.

The Ben Rinnes is one of two jack-up rigs in KCA Deutag’s rig fleet.

The rig has been operating in Gabon since January 2013.

Rune Lorentzen, president of offshore division at KCA Deutag, said, “This award is a reflection of the quality and strength of our operations across the globe, and our approach to working with our customers to understand their needs and provide them with drilling solutions for the future. Angola is the second largest oil producer in Africa and it continues to be a major hub of activity for KCA Deutag. We have worked hard to build a strong presence within the region and this contract will only serve to enhance our operations even further.”