UAE: Drydocks World to Carry Out Refurbishment on Hermod Heavy Lift Vessel
Drydocks World will carry out refurbishment worth $3.3m onboard semi-submersible crane vessel Hermod belonging to Dutch company Heerema Marine Contractors, a service provider in the offshore oil and gas industry. The ship is 154 m long and 86 m wide and is one of the largest in operation.
Its draft is 10.5 – 28.2 m depending on whether water has been taken in. The Hermod is capable of a tandem lift of 8,100 tonnes and has been employed on several record breaking projects in harsh North Sea environments.
“We are confident that with proven technical capabilities and our new streamlined production process, we will be able to achieve significant value addition to challenging projects of this nature. Our longstanding valuable experience and technical competence is a constant draw for projects of a sophisticated nature and our repair and refurbishment abilities have been widely acknowledged around the globe. We have built a commendable list of clientele, which we plan to expand during the course of the year,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.
The vessel arrived at Drydocks World’s Dubai shipyard on 1 April 2011 and the works will be completed by mid-May. The broad work scope includes, replacement of wooden fenders by steel half-pipe fenders, steel renewal totaling around 10 km of welding), coating of external hull including floaters and columns, overhaul of electric motors in the crane, replacement of hydraulic pipes, repair of ballast & cooling water pipes and bearings in the 4000-tonne crane block. In addition, maintenance of fair leads, ballast valves, bow thruster, removal of rudders and undertaking a shafts survey and renovation of sanitary spaces will be carried out.
Source:AMEinfo , April 28, 2011;