Bentec GmbH announced today an alliance agreement with Arabian Drilling Company (ADC). Bentec GmbH will become ADC’s preferred supplier of Top Drives and Iron Roughnecks. The deal is the first announced through KCA Deutag’s new business unit Kenera which brings together Bentec’s manufacturing expertise with the technology and engineering skills of RDS and the wider Group.
The agreement is the result of extended collaborative efforts between the parties in order to develop a joint strategy to enhance rig fleet performance and deliver more added value services to ADC. These services will go beyond product manufacturing and delivery.
The award by ADC reflects Bentec´s commitment to deliver enhanced technologies through its equipment solutions underpinned by superior product quality, reliability, and the business’s ability to establish a local presence to provide ongoing services.
Mr. Ali Hamid Alghamdi, Managing Director of Arabian Drilling Company said: “The strategic partnership between ADC and Bentec demonstrates the industry alignment in pursuit of ultimate ownership of drilling equipment aiming to maximize drilling performance, reliability and safety while increasing the Kingdom Local Value content. The size of this cooperation will encourage renowned international manufacturers and suppliers like Bentec to establish local facilities in Saudi Arabia and become integrated with the growing manufacturing ecosystem for the purpose of local value creation that broadens the base of goods and services provided beyond the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ADC will continuously support the drilling industry in Saudi Arabia with efficient and cost-effective operation that are aligned with the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision.”
Thorsten Dirks, Managing Director of Bentec said: “The cooperation between Bentec and ADC marks the increasing demand for greater drilling performance, higher reliability and the focus on lower total cost of ownership utilizing the latest technologies. All of these factors are aligned with the Bentec operating philosophy and are delivered to the highest degree.
“We recently announced the creation of Kenera, a new business unit which will expand our current offering in both the hydrocarbons and energy transition markets. We recognise the importance of industry wide ESG goals, and we see ourselves playing an important role in this transition. Our Group-wide leverage allows us to engage customers and present solution-based offerings in areas such as carbon emissions. Recently we have been able to deploy both software and hardware solutions to support operational and equipment optimisation.”