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March 2017, DDC sells Wizard to Conrad-Stanen

Joint press release:

CONRAD-STANEN, building custom made drill rigs, and Dutch Drilling Consultants focus on core business. International specialist Conrad-Stanen Emmeloord took over the line of the vertical drill rig from DDC; the famous model Wizard.

As a market leader in drilling activities for the offshore wind industry we design, develop and manufacture custom made drill rigs, solutions and also provide specialized personnel. In addition, we operate in the Oil & Gas and Coastal and Civil market. Conrad-Stanen is an innovative organization with over 100 years’ experience in the design and production of customer specific vertical drill rigs and components. Conrad develops drill rigs and accessories with the highest quality that distinguish themselves in terms of power, speed, safety, durability, and ease of use. Last year the company produced drill units for drill companies from the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Denmark and America.

DDC is pleased that Conrad-Stanen adopted the specific branch of building the Wizard drill rig and is now able to permanently focus on core business; offshore drilling. "Over the years we had too little focus on the Wizard drill rigs and we are glad that Conrad will develop this line. “We have our own goals”, says Commercial Director Taco Kamp DDC. "It was interesting during the negotiations to experience how our know-how enriched each other," Managing Director Bram Muurlink from Conrad adds. "Possibly we meet more often in the future to share our experience”. The coming period Conrad-Stanen will use to optimize the technicalities of Wizard line and do this in own production.