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Apr 10, 2008

A Cavotec "first" in Middle East

A Cavotec "first" in Middle East

Cavotec MSL has delivered the first radio remote control system to a land-based oilrig in the Middle East. The MC-3300 unit will be used on a National Oilwell Varco rig, currently being built in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai.

"Cavotec is proud to supply the first system of this kind in the Middle East. Listening to customers’ needs and developing innovative products is our hallmark – a characteristic epitomized by this order," says Morten Bjerkholt, Cavotec Micro-Control sales manager.

The MC-3300 is a remote control terminal designed to perform several applications simultaneously. Twin battery slots allow operators to change batteries while continuing to use the system, eliminating downtime. The rugged MC-3300 has been specifically developed for the harsh conditions of on- and offshore oil and gas operations.

Cavotec will assist National Oilwell Varco to install and test the new unit during April. If the initial order proves successful, National Oilwell Varco is set to install MC-3300s on six further rigs due to be built in the UAE later this year.

Cavotec MSL is a global leader in innovative and environmentally friendly engineering solutions, supplying fully integrated systems to the maritime, mining, airport, on and offshore and general industry sectors throughout the world.

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