Fincantieri and NLI sign important collaboration agreement
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani
S.p.A. and NLI, a Norwegian oil and gas business supplier, announced the
signing of a collaboration agreement, supporting the aim to penetrating the mobile
drilling units construction market.
This agreement includes the development of an innovative
high quality drilling tower.
For NLI the partnership is a milestone. In 1974 they
delivered the first derrick to the Norwegian offshore industry. Most recently
they have developed a drill tower solution new to the global market. With this
Italian-Norwegian partnership, NLI says it sees a great opportunity to reach
out with their innovative solutions.
From now on the parties will include each other when
approaching the market and present their projects to the various contractors
and operators/oil companies.
The agreement follows the recent creation of the new
Fincantieri Offshore Business Unit, dedicated to the commercialization and
production of high valued offshore vessels such as drill ships, semisubmersibles,
drilling rigs, pipe layers, construction vessels and non standard supply
The Fincantieri Offshore value proposition is based on the
offer of new generation turnkey vessels, tailor-made to meet specific client
“We now have a yard, with financial power and world class
knowhow, which is prepared to support the potential of our drilling tower,”
says Sigve Barvik, NLI’s marketing director in a company press release. “Fincantieri’s
European deepwater drilling initiative is unique and will allow us to fully
develop a drilling tower with superior performance, efficiency, eco
friendliness, and safety for the personnel.”
“We are very motivated to start this joint development process
with a company delivering quality drilling and topsides engineering solutions,”
adds Giuseppe Coronella, executive vice president of Fincantieri’s offshore
business unit. “This will strengthen the capability of the established
Fincantieri’s drilling supply chain, the ‘Polo Offshore’.”