Asry completes work on oil rig
Manama, November 6, 2007
Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Company (Asry) held a ceremony to mark the completion of repairs to the oil rig Albzoom.
Albzoom is owned by the National Drilling Company (NDC) of Abu Dhabi, and took a 16-month refit that included rebuilding of the three jack up legs.
Asry acting chief executive Chris Potter handed over the completion certificate of the Albzoom repair to the NDC technical assistant general manager Jean Normand.
"It is probably one of the most interesting and challenging repairs Asry has undertaken," Potter said.
"It also achieved for Asry a number of firsts, the most notable being the reconstruction of the three legs.
"I hope that NDC feels their Asry experience has been rewarding and will choose Asry again as a partner when it comes to rig repair and that both our companies will continue to develop the relationship that has been built up while we have had Albzoom with us."
"We have been, as a management team, visiting the shipyard several times since June last year. We have closely followed the progress involving the various stages," Normand said.
Potter presented a model of a gold plated dhow to Normand as a commemorative gift, as well as souvenirs to other officials of NDC.
The full scope of work mainly involved extensive hull structural repairs and refurbishment, both externally and internally.
Major renewals were undertaken to the three cylindrical legs, each 210 feet long.
A complete overhaul was undertaken to the leg elevating system with the renewal of the hydraulic jacking motors and the control consoles. -TradeArabia News Service