Gulf Marine Services wins Saudi contract
Al Khobar, February 8, 2011
Gulf Marine Services Saudi Arabia (GMSSA), a leading provider of self-propelled jackup barges to the offshore energy sector, has won a contract from J Ray McDermott (JRM) to supply offshore accommodation support services.
Under this contract GMSSA will support JRM, in the latest phase of the Karan field offshore development in Saudi Arabia. The contract will be fulfilled using GMS Endurance, the company’s self-propelled jackup barge which will accommodate up to 185 client personnel offshore.
GMS Endurance was constructed at GMS’s own yard in the UAE earlier in 2010 and is designed to provide clients with a stable and offshore work platform in support of their offshore activities. The design incorporates state-of-the-art jacking and manoeuvring systems and allowing the barge to position itself precisely using satellite navigation systems in water depths up to 65 metres. Cranes fitted on board allow lifts up to 160t with options to increase this to 300t.
“GMS Endurance marks the beginning of a new chapter for GMS through the introduction of larger more capable jackup units and we are pleased to see these capabilities being recognised by our clients,” said chief of GMS Duncan Anderson.
GMSSA is a joint venture between Shoaibi Group and Gulf Marine Services, to provide offshore barge operation services in Saudi Arabia.-TradeArabia News Service