Drydocks builds second 3-D seismic vessel
Dubai, July 4, 2010
Drydocks World – Dubai, the region’s largest ship repair, conversion and new building yard, followed up its success in sophisticated building capability by building the seismic vessel NB65 for its client WesternGeco.
Drydocks World – Dubai, the flag ship operation of Drydocks World Group, said a naming ceremony for the vessel was recently held at the Dubai yard where it was named called ‘WG Cook’.
The ultra modern high capacity 12-streamer 3-D seismic vessel is the second built at the yard for WesternGeco, a business segment of Schlumberger and one of the world's leading geophysical services company. The first vessel, WG Tasman was handed over in the first quarter of 2010.
The vessel, now undergoing final touches, is 88.8 metres in length, 8 metres in depth and 19 metres in width, the statement added.
It is of Ulstein SX 124 design, incorporating the innovative X-bow hull design for exceptional performance in speed, fuel efficiency, and reduced noise and reduced vibration.
The Dubai yard took great care to ensure the ship’s functional capabilities meet the stringent demands of offshore seismic operators.
The diesel-electric propelled, DP2 class ‘WG Cook’ incorporates many features to enhance performance and complies with DNV Clean Design to ensure minimum emissions.
MP Singh, director of New Building, Drydocks World – Dubai said: “The WG Cook project is the latest in the yard’s current portfolio of new building assignments. I congratulate the entire team that worked on this sophisticated project. It reaffirms the advanced newbuilding capability and reputation as a reliable and efficient ship yard.”
Michael Tang, project manager, WesternGeco said: “WG Cook is a latest state of art vessel incorporating the proprietary Q-Marine Technology to enhance reservoir characterization, delineation, and monitoring. We are pleased with leadership and commitment as shown from the shipyard into meeting the goals of this project.”-TradeArabia News Service