Drydocks World completes repair of NDC rig
Dubai, April 30, 2014
Dubai's ship building unit Drydocks World has announced the completion of major repair and refurbishment of National Drilling Company’s (NDC) Jack Up drilling rig Al Ittihad.
A leading international service provider to the marine and maritime sectors and the oil & gas and energy industry, Drydocks World said it has successfully carried out maintenance work on several of NDC’s rigs and the numbers have increased over the years.
Drydocks World received four orders in 2013 to add to the eight projects completed previously.
The company offers a complete range of services in repair, maintenance, conversion and construction of drilling rigs and Offshore Platform Vessels.
On the project success, Drydocks World chairman Khamis Juma Buamim said: "This is yet another achievement as we continue to pursue our strategy and action plans towards becoming the yard of choice for the offshore industry in this region and around the world."
"The yard has drawn on its internal engineering resources and other specialized capabilities to deliver the milestones on this project. We are grateful to NDC for their continued faith in our services and we assure them that we will continue to maintain the high standards of service delivery," he noted.
Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi, the CEO of NDC underlined the importance of the modernization projects of the existing rigs in raising the level of reliability and productivity of the company rig fleet.
The repair and refurbishment package on the 61.87 x 51.21 metre rig included preload, void, bilge and diesel tank steel repair with nearly 125 tonnes of steel used to renew the inside of the tanks.
A securing system for the rig floor was designed, fabricated and installed. In addition, inspection was carried out underwater.
The sea cooling line for main air compressors and pipes for barite tanks were replaced, the flaring line was re-routed, a 50 metre cement line was renewed and mud valves of the stand pipe manifold were changed.
The Yard has also utilised its specialised engineering and other resources to carry out various repair works on the accommodation of the rig including renewal of floor tiling, ceiling panels, door frames.
"These major repair and refurbishment projects, along with the undergoing expansion plans to acquire a growing number of state-of-the-art offshore and onshore rigs are contributing significantly in advancing NDC’s operational excellence and maintaining the highest levels of safety, environment protection and efficient performance," stated Al Suwaidi.
"This will certainly enable NDC to serve its clients competently and always meet their operational requirements and achieve their satisfaction," he added.-TradeArabia News Service