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Aberdeen rig design firm RDS wins $10m contract

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Aberdeen-based rig design and engineering specialist RDS has won a $10m (£5.8m) contract for a North Sea project.

Under the terms of the deal, RDS will provide front-end engineering design for Statoil's Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea.

The work will be carried out through a subcontract with oil services firm Aker Solutions.

RDS is a subsidiary of international drilling contractor KCA Deutag.

RDS senior vice president Simon Drew said: "This will be the fourth major Statoil project we are currently working on from our London office.

"We have developed a strong relationship with Statoil through the high quality of greenfield projects delivered in London and our strong focus on project execution from our offices in Norway."

Last week RDS announced it had been awarded a contract by Wood Group Mustang to carry out engineering design work on Statoil's proposed Snorre C drilling facility in the North Sea.

A team of up to 20 engineering and management staff will work on design for the next five months.

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