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Zamil Shipyards Partners with RiqQuip Drilling Services

Emphasising its full support towards realizing Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, Zamil Shipyards and RigQuip Drilling Services recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a drilling equipment service facility in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

The collaboration will offer both company’s clients with berthing and full MRO shipyard services combined with drilling equipment inspection and service. This first of its kind partnership in the Kingdom will see RigQuip’s API Q2 certified drilling equipment service team establish a workshop base at Zamil’s Dammam Shipyard and quayside facility, providing inspection and service of complete drilling packages and equipment, including top drives, draw works, mud pumps, iron roughnecks, pipe handling equipment and pressure control equipment.

As the leading shipyard in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, servicing both the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea regions, offering full maintenance, repair and operation shipyard services, this announcement by Zamil Shipyards is aligned with its strategy to develop an integrated drilling and marine center of excellence in the kingdom as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

On making the announcement, Dan Wibberley, RigQuip Operations Manager, MENA said: “In what is a very significant step in our international expansion plans, we are extremely pleased to announce the establishment of a RigQuip workshop in Saudi Arabia, in conjunction with Zamil Shipyards. The provision of our services, integrated with those available from Zamil’s team, will greatly enhance our combined ability to serve our valuable clients in Kingdom.”