Drydocks wins India barge contract
Dubai, May 26, 2011
Drydocks World, the leading ship building group in Dubai, has signed a contract with Mumbai-based construction group Afcons Infrastructure to build a self elevating platform.
The 45-metre long flat bottom pontoon barge, which will be built at the Dubai facility, can be jacked up with four spuds and a jacking system with an elevated weight of 2928 tonnes approximately.
The vessel will be equipped with a main crane and other equipment including six mooring winches, three gensets, jacking systems, power packs, pumps and other miscellaneous equipment.
Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, said: “We are focusing our strategy for the future to a large extent in the sectors of marine construction and support industries and oil and gas sector through our contribution to the construction of specialized vessels and drilling rigs, and this agreement is the beginning of agreements with other oil and gas industry in India.”
“With the continued growth in construction activities and deep-sea drilling in the deep sea, we are confident of increasing demand for our large-scale services in the future, given the track record of experiences and skills in this growing sector over the decades.”
“Moreover, we have embraced modern state-of-the-art engineering technology and adopted lean, client-friendly production techniques, which offer considerable value on projects,” he added.
The shipyard will offer detail engineering, procure approximately 1506 tonnes of steel for hull, spuds, jack house and spud guides, foundations and other outfit steel, carry out outfitting, surface preparation and painting, installing equipment, spuds, electrical cables and lighting, load out, inclining experiment and sea fastening for sail out.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. – TradeArabia News Service