Norbe IV (Rig 2) TDS 2000

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Norbe IV is a TDS 2000 semi-submersible drilling rig constructed by Single Buoy Moorings Inc. (SBM) for Odebrecht at the Gulf Piping Company’s (GPC) fabrication yard in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.  Norbe IV, also known as Rig 2, was one of three rigs constructed by SBM in Abu Dhabi between 2009 and 2011.

Following on from Kentech’s successful participation on Rig 1, we were awarded a contract covering the electrical and instrumentation installation and testing works.

Norbe IV was a challenging project involving the rapid mobilization of 500 personnel to achieve the fast track schedule.

Kentech’s scope of work included:-

  • Electrical and instrumentation cable pulling
  • Glanding and termination
  • Cable tray installation
  • Equipment installation
  • Complete testing
  • Project management

Over 200,000 metres of cable were successfully installed and tested, meeting the aggressive schedule.

Sea trials and delivery to Odebrecht took place in the summer of 2010.


On Tuesday 9th February 2021, we announced an agreement to acquire the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin’s Resources Division.

This business includes people and assets brought together through their acquisition of the Kentz and other energy services businesses. This transaction marks an exciting, ground-breaking development for Kentech to reinforce our position as a leading integrated energy services provider and introduces us to the renewable / clean power marketplace. We now move forward together with a global network of more than 10,000 professionals united by a commitment of common values and strong partnerships with clients from across the world.

By investing now, we are strategically positioning the company to take advantage of the next cycle of growth.

Our complementary businesses will join forces, creating a stronger offering across the full asset life cycle – from consulting to design and build, commissioning and start-up, through to maintenance, modification and turnaround, as well as decommissioning services.