Vantage Drilling Company has signed a definitive agreement to provide services related to design, construction and commissioning on behalf of Aker Drilling of two Ultra deepwater drillships being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, Korea.

The drillships of DSME design will be equipped for dual activity operations in water depths down to 12,000ft and with drilling depths of 40,000ft.

Furthermore, Aker Drilling has options to construct two additional drillships at DSME and may elect to expand the supervision agreements to include these drillships.

Vantage Drilling chairman and CEO Paul Bragg said that the company is delighted that Aker Drilling has chosen the the company to oversee their construction projects.