History

Lamprell’s business started in 1976 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when members of the Lamprell family moved to Dubai. For the first two decades the company focused on small offshore energy sector projects ranging from repair and modification of drilling rigs, accommodation modules and land camps to the overhaul of cranes, winches and other rig machinery. Lamprell commenced its first accommodation jack-up rig conversion in 1989 and the refurbishment of its first jack-up drilling rig in 1992.

The Company continued to focus its efforts on the jackup rig refurbishment market, growing into one of the world’s leading rig repair yards. Diversification into the new build construction market for the offshore oil and gas sector commenced in the year 2000, with the fabrication of a number of complex topsides process modules and turret assemblies for several high-profile FPSO projects, resulting in the opening of a custom built fabrication facility in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in 2002.

With continued successful operation in both Sharjah and Jebel Ali facilities, which saw huge company growth, Lamprell made a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the London AIM in 2006 and a final move was made to the UKLA official list of the London Stock Exchange in 2008.

In 2007, Lamprell combined its jackup rig expertise and new build offshore experience into the renewable energy sector with awards for the construction of self-propelled, self-elevating, dynamically positioned lift boats and wind farm installation vessels, alongside the first awards to construct new build jack up drilling rigs. This increased product offering required Lamprell to further expand its fabrication facilities and in 2011 the company opened another custom built facility, this time in Hamriyah Free Zone and also undertook the acquisition of local fabrication yard Maritime Industrial Services (MIS). To date more than 20 new build jackup rig projects have been successfully delivered.

Lamprell’s reputation was again further enhanced in 2013/2014, with the safe and on-time delivery of its first three North Sea topsides projects.

Today, with head offices in Dubai, several bases of operation in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and approximately 9,000 employees, Lamprell has clearly established itself as one of the world’s leading construction yards servicing the oil and gas and renewables industry.

  • 1976

    1976: Established in UAE as a family engineering business by the Lamprell family in Dubai before moving to Port Khalid in Sharjah in 1987

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  • 1989

    1989: Commenced first accommodation jackup rig conversion

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  • 1992

    1992: Commenced first jackup drilling rig refurbishment

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  • 1994

    1994: Lamprell established their own Inspection Company “Inspec”

  • 1996

    1996: Lamprell oilfield engineering commenced operations, repairing and assembling land rigs and land rig camps in Al Jadaf (Dubai) and Port Khalid, Sharjah

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  • 2000

    2000: Lamprell enters into the new build offshore construction market building its first topsides for Uni Thai

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  • 2002

    2002: New Jebel Ali fabrication facility operational to cater for the growing FPSO topside and module market

  • 2006

    2006: Lamprell lists on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM)

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  • 2007

    2007: Lamprell entered the wind installation vessel market with contracts for the Seajacks Kraken & Leviathan

  • 2007

    2007: Lamprell entered the new build jackup market with contracts for the Offshore Freedom & Offshore Mischief Drilling jackups for Scorpion Offshore

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  • 2008

    2008: The company listed on the UKLA official list of the London Stock Exchange (FTSE 250)

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  • 2009

    2009: Lamprell delivers its first self-elevating, self-propelled liftboats, the Kraken & Leviathan for client Seajacks

  • 2011

    2011: Lamprell’s expands further to cater for the expanding new build jackup market and opens its Hamriyah facility which is officially inaugurated by Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah

  • 2011

    2011: Acquisition of MIS, Lamprell Group expands into new markets and new geographies including facilities in Dubai Investment Park, Jubail in Saudi Arabia and an Oilfield Supply Center in Jebel Ali

  • 2013

    2013: Lamprell delivers their fifth wind turbine installation vessel

  • 2013

    2013: Lamprell opens its own on-site training centre in Sharjah

  • 2013

    2013: Lamprell delivers their first wellhead deck for the North Sea to client Nexen

  • 2014

    2014: A fourth self-propelled jackup vessel was delivered to client Seajacks in June, making this the 6th wind installation vessel Lamprell has delivered to date

  • 2014

    2014: Lamprell sells off non-core Inspec service business to refocus on its core activities

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  • 2014

    2014: Lamprell achieves Guinness World Book of Records status for the ‘Heaviest load moved by self-propelled modular trailers (SPMTs)’ for delivery of the Nexen PUQ deck for the North Sea Golden Eagle Area development weighing 13, 191.98 tonnes

  • 2015

    2015: Lamprell releases its 2014 Annual Report in March with record breaking figures, including the delivery of nine major projects, a record number of new project wins, and its highest financial results to date

  • 2015

    2015: Lamprell delivered its 14th jackup drilling rig in May, and the 6th out of a total of nine units for National Drilling Company, its largest client