Drydocks World to supply self-elevating platform vessel for Afcons Infrastructure

PTI Dubai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on May 27, 2011

Drydocks World, the Dubai-based ship repair, conversion and building company, has signed a contract for the supply of a self-elevating platform vessel to the Mumbai-based construction group Afcons Infrastructure.

The partnership will provide detailed engineering, procurement, construction and delivery of a self-elevating platform vessel, AF SEP Samrat, according to a statement.

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 around 2,928 tonnes.

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.

“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 specialised vessels and drilling rigs and this agreement is the beginning of agreements with other oil and gas industry (companies) in India,” the Drydocks World and Maritime World Chairman, Mr Khamis Juma Buamim, said.

According to him, with the continued growth in construction activities and deep-sea drilling in the deep sea, the company is confident of increasing the demand for its large-scale services in the future.

The shipyard will offer detailed engineering, procure approximately 1,506 tonnes of steel for hull, spuds, jack house and spud guides, foundations and other outfit steel; carry out outfitting, surface preparation and painting; install equipment, spuds, electrical cables and lighting; and execute load out, inclining experiment and sea fastening for sail out of the vessel.

The project is set to start in May and is expected to be completed by December.

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Published on May 27, 2011
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