Ukraine: Zaliv, Argali Sign Deal for OSV Construction
JSC Shipyard Zaliv (Kerch, Crimea) and large Norwegian ship owning company Argali Holdings Ltd have signed the contract for construction of offshore drilling rigs supply vessel (project 832 CD).
By words of Nikolay Kuzmenko, chief of Supervisory Board of shipyard Zaliv the peculiarity of this contract is in the fact that Zaliv, by agreement with the owner, purchased the class-project from designing bureau of the famous shipbuilding group Havyard International AS (Norway). This kind of cooperation is rather new for Zaliv and creates good basis for increasing of qualification of designers and technical specialists of the shipyard in accordance with world tendencies in shipbuilding for oil and gas industry.
Moreover, the other feature of this order is the fact that Zaliv shall on its own purchase the components that earlier for the similar contracts have been delivered by the customer.
Works over new order are planned to be started by Zaliv in the end of May while at present moment the delivery of steel and necessary components is executed.
The delivery is executed to the first decade of January 2012.
As Mr. Kuzmenko told, the construction of vessels for oil and gas sector is still the prior interest for Zaliv and by this very reason, the company shall actively position itself as reliable executor of shipbuilding orders for this branch.
Source: Zaliv , May 19, 2011.