UAE: Drydocks World Enters Deal with Afcons Infrastructure to Build Self Elevating Platform
Drydocks World, the well established ship repair, conversion and new building Group announced that it has signed a contract with Mumbai-India based construction group, Afcons Infrastructure to provide detail engineering, procurement, construction and delivery of a Self Elevating Platform AF SEP Samrat.
The 45metre 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 2928 tonnes approximately. 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 specialized vessels and drilling rigs, and this agreement is the beginning of agreements with other oil and gas industry in India.
With the continued growth in construction activities and deep-sea drilling in the deep sea, we are confident of increasing demand for our large-scale services in the future, given the track record of experiences and skills in this growing sector over the decades. Moreover, we have embraced modern state-of-the-art engineering technology and adopted lean, client-friendly production techniques, which offer considerable value on projects,” said Khamis Juma Buamim Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World
The shipyard will offer detail engineering, procure approximately 1506 tonnes of steel for hull, spuds, jack house and spud guides, foundations and other outfit steel, carry out outfitting, surface preparation and painting, installing equipment, spuds, electrical cables and lighting, load out, inclining experiment and sea fastening for sail out. The project is set to start in May 2011 and is expected to be completed by December 2011.
Source:AMEinfo , May 26, 2011;