Drydocks World builds construction vessel

DUBAI - Drydocks World Southeast Asia Pte Ltd (DDW-SEA), a Dubai World company, said on Thursday it has signed a contract to build a large offshore construction vessel for Scottish Highlands International.



By Abdul Basit

Published: Fri 22 Jan 2010, 11:36 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 10:26 AM

DDW-SEA, which operates four shipyards in Singapore and Indonesia’s Batam Island and has fourteen offshore supply vessels under construction, will build a 210-metre ultra large offshore construction vessel, its parent company said in a statement.

The new vessel will be larger that company’s previous two — OSA Sampson and OSA Goliath. The former is under construction at Drydocks World - Pertama shipyard for Coastline Maritime and later was delivered in April last year and is currently operating in the Gulf of Mexico.

“OSA Goliath and OSA Sampson are in themselves ground breaking vessels with capabilities worthy of their names. The new vessel takes the vision of Coastline Maritime to a new dimension,” Denis Welch, CEO of DDW-SEA, said.

The vessel, designed by Coastline Maritime, will be larger than her sister ships and with a beam of 36 metres is sized to transit the Panama Canal following the planned widening of its lock gates.

Like the Goliath and Sampson the new vessel will be caterpillar diesel-electric powered through a total of seven thrusters providing full DP3 capabilities.

She will also be equipped with 4,000 tonnes crane capacity, doubling the capacity of the existing vessels. Accommodation is provided for 400 crew on seven decks.

“Our past working experiences with DDW-SEA have given us the confidence in the high quality workmanship and safety standards that DDW-SEA offers. We certainly look forward to working closely with the team at the Pertama yard on this project,” a representative of Coastline Maritime said.

DDW-SEA brings together established offshore rig construction, shipbuilding, conversion, and ship repair expertise located at crossroads of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and close to major offshore oil & gas field developments.

abdulbasit@khaleejtimes.com


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