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42 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News ? MARCH 2013 SHIPBUILDINGDDW During the past two years Drydocks World (DDW) has suffered from the restraints of a Þ nancial problem fol- lowing the purchase of one shipyard in Singapore and one on the Indonesian is-land of Batam (both former Pan United shipyards) and two more on Batam (both former Leroy shipyards). This debt has now been restructured and the management of those yards has been taken over by China?s Paxocean, thus leaving DDW is a much better state and looking forward to a better future.The main yard of DDW is Drydocks World ? Dubai (DDW-D), which com- petes in the shiprepair, conversion and newbuilding industries and, despite the introduction of two additional shipyards in the Middle East, remains the largest and most successful of the Middle East facilities.During 2013 there will be some chang-es to the look of DDW-D?s yard. It is intended that the newbuilding area will be extended with a specially-designed newbuilding quay alongside the yard, where currently the ß oating dock is lo- cated. The ß oating dock will be moved to a site in Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and operate alongside another ß oating dock, which was formerly the Platinum Yachts ß oating dock located in Jebel Ali. At the end of the newbuilding quay there will be a number of lay-by berths avail-able for jack-up rigs.On the conversion side of DDW-D?s activities, there are currently two ma-jor projects coming to fruition. The Þ rst is the FLNG Toscana, formerly the LNG tanker Golar Frost, which is now completed as far as the shipyard is concerned. She is currently undergoing owner?s commissioning tests prior leav- ing the Middle East for Italy and installa-tion at a terminal offshore Livorno, Italy. The unit will be owned by OLT Offshore and operated by Saipem. She will even-tually leave Dubai during the Þ rst quar- ter of 2013. This is one of the most sophisticated conversion projects carried out by the shipyard. The scope of work for the ship- yard included:? Detailed Engineering: ? com- plete turret construction methodology worked out by the Yard?s engineers so there was no damage to the Inconel clad-ding of the turret bearings. In addition the 2,000 tonnes re-gasiÞ cation module T-16 was an engineering challenge to lift and install on-board.? Procurement: ? with restric- tions to sourcing the material required for the various grades of piping, mainly Cunifer and Cryo and the stringent MED and 3.2 certiÞ cation requirements - an on-going challenge.? Construction: - the project in- cluded routine complex work as part of the scope related to topsides such as the fabrication and installation of the 600 tonnes, 25 m high external turret and tur- ret mooring system, installation of the four prototype loading arms weighing 75 tonnes each, and lifting, installing and tie-ins for the 2,100 tonnes re-gasiÞ ca-tion T-16 and the 400 tonnes T-20 wobbe index modules, installation and tie-ins for the two 10,000 kW STGs and instal- lation of the unique articulated-type vent tower are other signiÞ cant Þ rsts. In all 97,272 inch-diameter of piping, includ-ing exotic material for cryogenic piping and over 320 kms of cable pulling was completed for the project. Extensive pip-ing fabrication work including stainless steel piping for the handling of LNG cargo at -163 degreeC, and insulating with PUF type material was carried out. Major vessel and topside work carried out included chain table replacement for the turret mooring system, side-by-side berthing mooring system installation, modiÞ cation of cargo pump tower inter- nal structure and installation of retract-able cargo pumps, installation of the pipe rack module, product sea water systems piping with diameters up to 132 cm. To- tal steel tonnage fabricated and installed Looking Forward to a Better Future MR #3 (42-49).indd 42MR #3 (42-49).indd 423/1/2013 10:17:20 AM3/1/2013 10:17:20 AM

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