About Us


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.

  • 1974

    Established in UAE as a family engineering business by the Lamprell brothers

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  • 1989

    Commenced first accommodation jackup rig conversion

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  • 1992

    Refurbishment of the AMD P3, its first jackup drilling rig

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  • 1996

    Lamprell Oilfield Engineering commenced operations

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  • 2002

    New Jebel Ali fabrication facility operational

  • 2006

    Lists on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM)

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  • 2007

    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

  • 2008

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

  • 2009

    Delivered first Seajacks Self Elevating, Self Propelled Liftboat, the Kraken.

  • 2011

    Acquisition of MIS. Enlarged Group expands into new markets and new geographies through acquisition

  • 2011

    Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility is officially inaugurated by Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah