Drydocks delivers new self elevating platform
Dubai, April 16, 2012
Drydocks World, a leader in ship repair, conversion and new building announced, has delivered a self elevating platform to India-based Afcons Infrastructure. The platform was built at Drydocks World – Dubai shipyard.
The self elevating platform is intended for use for construction and maintenance of port jetties, geo surveys with an option of mounting drills, piling operations and pile load testing.
The applications are also being looked at a diversified field of oil and gas for the repair and maintenance of offshore platforms and well heads.
“Our business strategy of supporting the oil and gas industry with needs-based vessels and platforms with best-in-class sophisticated capabilities has worked well for everyone,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.
“We are delighted to have completed the construction of this platform as per requirements and within the agreed schedule. We believe in continuous improvement as part of constant endeavor to achieve operational excellence. A high standard of safety, quality and environmental management is involved in all our operations,” he added.
The platform is 45 metres long and 25 metres wide having the gross tonnage is 1557. The scope of work at the yard involved detailed engineering, procurement and construction. It is constructed with four spud legs each 60 metres long.
It can be jacked up with four spuds and a jacking system and has an elevated weight of 2928 tonnes approximately. It is equipped with a Manitowoc crane, six mooring winches, two generator sets and three engines, which provide power to the hydraulic systems. – TradeArabia News Service