Drydocks World names seismic vessels
Dubai, February 20, 2011
Drydocks World has named the ultra-modern high ice class seismic vessel Polarcus Alima and Polarcus Samur in a ceremony at its Dubai shipyard.
The two vessels are part of a series of six built for Dubai-based geophysical operator Polarcus. Three vessels belonging to the series have been delivered.
“The vessels use highly advanced green technology, which we have been advocating through our highly successful new building programme. Seismic technology is constantly evolving and improving and we are fully equipped to adapt and address the challenging construction needs,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.
Polarcus Alima incorporates sophisticated seismic technology and is capable of towing 12 streamers, with a 100 metre lateral separation between streamers. It is a 3D/4D seismic vessel built to the highly merited Ulstein SX134 design and Ulstein X-BOW hull. It includes all the latest marine equipment and innovative efficiency enhancing features. It is suitably equipped with environment friendly systems such as diesel-electric propulsion, high specification catalytic converters, double hull and water treatment systems.
Polarcus Samur is built to the Ulstein SX133 design with an Ulstein X-BOW hull. The original 6 streamer version was upgraded to an 8 streamer version that is capable of towing both conventional and wide tow spreads. It is equipped with the most advanced seismic technology commercially available and is highly environment friendly complying with DNV clean design notation that stipulates defensive design, accident prevention and consequence limitation requirements, thus providing additional environmental protection.
The vessels are fully equipped for controlling and limiting operational emissions and discharges. These cover fuel tanks’ protection from grounding damage, handling of ballast water, fuel oil, sewage and garbage, have environment friendly antifouling, have controlled combustion machinery emissions, safe use of refrigerants and have a Green Passport Inventory for recycling the ship.
Drydocks World is engaged in addressing the wide-ranging needs of the industry through a new building programme involving its yards in Dubai-UAE, Nanindah, Graha, Pertama, in Indonesia and Singapore.-TradeArabia News Service