Lamprell’s business started in the 1970’s in the United Arab Emirates when members of the family moved to Dubai, including Steven Lamprell, the Company’s President. The business progressively undertook a widening range of engineering projects, increasingly for the offshore marine industry. Lamprell commenced its first accommodation jackup rig conversion in 1989 and the refurbishment of its first jackup drilling rig in 1992. The Company continued to focus its efforts on this business activity until the late 1990's, when it began to diversify into the new build construction market for the offshore oil and gas sector. In 2007, Lamprell extended its new build expertise into the renewable energy sector with awards for the construction of self-propelled liftboats and wind farm installation vessels.
Lamprell was listed on the London AIM in 2006 and moved to the UKLA official list of the London Stock Exchange in 2008.
The Company’s business growth required further expansion of its facilities which grew from one yard in Sharjah (UAE) to two other facilities, Jebel Ali and Hamriyah (both also in the UAE). In July 2011, Lamprell acquired Maritime Industrial Services ("MIS") thereby expanding the breadth and depth of the Group’s services, customer base and the geographical range of its operations in addition to its facilities and capabilities.
Established in UAE as a family engineering business by the Lamprell brothers
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Commenced first accommodation jackup rig conversion
Refurbishment of the AMD P3, its first jackup drilling rig
Lamprell Oilfield Engineering commenced operations
New Jebel Ali fabrication facility operational
Lists on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM)
Lamprell entered the new build jackup market with the contract for the Offshore Freedom
Lamprell entered the wind installation vessel market with the contract for the Seajacks Kraken
The company listed on the UKLA official list of the London Stock Exchange (FTSE 250)
Delivered first Seajacks Self Elevating, Self Propelled Liftboat, the Kraken.
Acquisition of MIS. Enlarged Group expands into new markets and new geographies through acquisition
Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility is officially inaugurated by Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah