Drydocks launches $24m self elevating platform
Dubai, July 6, 2011
Drydocks World, a leading ship and offshore repair and new building company, has launched a self elevating platform built at a contract value of $24.6 million from its dedicated rig building facility in Graha, Indonesia.
“International demand for offshore drilling rigs and platforms for oil and gas industries and the civil construction market has remained buoyant. Over the past few years we have managed to play a major part in filling the gap between demand and supply,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World.
“Our well-equipped facility in Graha has produced some of the most versatile drilling rigs and barges in operation in recent years. We are happy that our clients have placed their trust in us and we will continue to provide value added services to them,” he added.
The MSC SEA-3250 type platform is 75.9 metre long, 40 metre wide and 6 metre deep. The vessel is classed by ABS with Maltese Cross A1 Self Elevating Unit notation.
She is being built for Self Elevating Platforms NV, a repeat customer of Drydocks World. Major construction milestones have been achieved and the remaining ones include the installation of four 87.7-metre tubular legs and a 1000-tonne crane.
Curacao based Self Elevating Platforms is a leading supplier of Self Elevating Platforms for both the energy markets (gas, oil, and windmills) as well as the heavy civil construction market. – TradeArabia News Service