Stena Drilling enters purchase option agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries for a drillship

Stena Drilling has entered a purchase option agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries for a drillship. This gives Stena Drilling the possibility to offer the market a state of the art drilling service with minimal carbon footprint.

“Our plan is to fit the drillship according to our specifications with hybrid technologies including the use of batteries. If we find a suitable contract, we will use the option to buy the unit” – says Erik Ronsberg, CEO of Stena Drilling.

Stena clearly recognises the need to decarbonize the economy as soon as possible. We also understand that society needs to function while we are in this important transition.  Fossil resources will be phased out, but during the transition, Stena are taking the responsibility to offer safe and efficient services within energy supply.  Stena is also investing in renewable energy with Stena Renewable which is one of the biggest providers of wind energy in Sweden.  Stena Shipping and Ferries are leading the transition to fossil free shipping through different projects, for example with electrification of ferries and establishment of Green Methanol as a future fuel enabling carbon neutral shipping solutions.  The overall task for society is to accelerate this transition whilst recognising the role fossil fuels have to play.

If you have any questions pls contact Erik Ronsberg, CEO Stena Drilling at

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