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Saipem charters news Samsung drillship

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Saipem signed a bareboat charter contract with the Samsung Heavy Industries Company yards for a new ultra-deepwater drillship, the Samsung Santorini, which will be delivered in November 2021.

The bareboat charter is approximately two years in duration and provides for the option to purchase the ship.

The Samsung Santorini is a seventh-generation drillship equipped with two 7 cavities anti-eruption devices (Blow Out Preventer – BOP). The drillship is capable of operating at water depths up to 12 000 ft (over 3500 m).

Marco Toninelli, COO Drilling Offshore, commented: "Samsung Santorini enters the Saipem fleet with an innovative rental agreement and expands its offer with one of the best latest generation drillships, capable of carrying out operations with the best safety standards and protection of the surrounding marine environment. Santorini increases our production capacity and allows us to meet the demand for new contracts at a stage in which Saipem's current offshore drilling fleet has almost full contractual coverage for the next few months.”

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