70-ton rig, 40-ton power unit moved from Southampton to Mundra

06 Jun 2014 4:55 PM | Anonymous

BDP International UK and Unique Global Logistics (UGL), its Indian project logistics unit, has moved a 70-ton rig trailer, 40-ton hydraulic power unit and equipment from Southampton to Mundra in Rajasthan, India.

The huge mobile oil rig will be operated by a European drilling contractor that won long-term contracts in India, reported American Journal of Transportation of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

"The rig itself is owned by a French company, so we worked with BDP France and UGL for shipment from the UK to India, and door delivery to Barmer, Rajasthan Oil Exploration and Production Field," said country manager Anthony Akerman.

"It was a real three-way partnership with the countries, and a lot of technical coordination between and among the seven entities involved - the French owner, the oil and gas company, the shipper and its local UK agent and three BDP units."

"BDP's leadership role, project/heavy lift experience and advanced logistics technology, coupled with our domestic oil and gas expertise gave the client the confidence to award us this challenging move," said UGL director Naveen Surana.