Drydocks World delivers 3rd 3D seismic vessel
Dubai, September 15, 2010
Drydocks World–Dubai, the region’s largest ship repair, conversion and new building yard, has delivered the third 3D seismic vessel to its client Polarcus, the leading marine geophysical company based in Dubai.
Polarcus Asima is the third in a series of six seismic vessels being built at the yard for Polarcus. The first two units, Nadia and Naila, have already been delivered and deployed for operation.
Like its predecessors, the double-hulled, DP2 class ‘Polarcus Asima’ incorporates many features to enhance performance with improved safety and comfort elements while ensuring minimum emissions. The 12 streamer vessel has Ulstein SX134 design and is purpose-built for high-end 3D marine seismic operations, and is one of the most advanced and environmentally-friendly vessels built and the largest in the company’s fleet.
“Polarcus Asima is a state-of-the-art vessel with the latest and most advanced technological equipment,” stated Hamed Bin Lahej, executive chairman Drydocks World and regional CEO (Middle East, Africa and Asia).
Drydocks World–Dubai is building three more ultra-modern and highly sophisticated seismic vessels for Polarcus and two for WesternGeco. The yard continues to receive vessels from key ship owners such as Frontline, Siem Offshore, Westfal-Larsen and Opstad Shipping.-TradeArabia News Service