Dubai Drydocks, UAE, which this year celebrates 20 years of operation, has completed the first of two tanker/FPSO conversions for Monte Carlo's Single Buoy Moorings (SBM), part of Holland's IHC Caland Group.
The VLCC Mosocean arrived in Dubai during April 2002 and was renamed Atlantic for the conversion operation.
She has now been re-delivered as the Xikomba for use off the Angolan coast in West Africa. The 1974-built Xikomba, measuring 1142 x 170.6 ft.
(348 x 52 m) and having a deadweight of 256.715 tons, has a production capacity of 90,000 barrels per day and a storage capacity of 1,8m barrels. This conversion will also extend the life of the vessel by at least a further 10 years. The conversion project has involved vast amounts of steel, pipe, electrical, mechanical, painting and accommodation work. In total over three million production hours have been used to complete the work.
The second FPSO project, involving the dwt Mystras 11, is currently in the final stages of completion at Dubai Drydocks and due to sail from the Yard in October 2003.
Dubai Drydocks has also recently won a conversion contract in the form of Bergesen's 360.700 dwt tanker Berge Pioneer, which will be converted to a Floating Storage Offshore unit (FSO) for use off Murmansk, Russia. The project work involves external and internal surface treatment, installation of tank heating coils, spread mooring system, vapor return line and refurbishment of existing valves and cargo lines. Part of the work will be the coating of the cargo tanks with Sigmaguard CSF. Due the cold harsh temperature in the North Sea, special insulation will be installed on deck steam and bunker lines. The tanker arrived off Fujairah at the end of August for extensive cleaning operations prior entering the shipyard at Dubai during early September.
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, bv recently completed loading of four large offshore modules at Houston and New Orleans aboard the Dock Express 12, which is bound for Bahrain and Dubai. The vessel loaded three offshore oil field production modules, each weighing in excess of 420 tons and measuring approximately 100 feet long by
On January 20, 2001, Dubai Drydocks delivered the new aluminum crewboat Khulood to Mutawa Marine of Abu Dhabi, for service in the offshore oil industry in the Arabian Gulf. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, the new vessel is the first newbuilding in welded aluminium built
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A & P Appledore International Limited has been appointed as managers for The Dubai Dry Dock Company, one of the world's largest ship repair complexes. Dubai Dry Dock received many inquiries during the weeks preceding the opening of the yard, last month. Although there is strong worldwide competition
Dubai Drydocks in U.A.E. recently announced some of the highlights that marked the new yard's first full year of operation. These included: • Full commisioning of the extensive facilities of the ship repair yard; • Establishment of a worldwide marketing network that has generated an increasing
—Literature Available Dubai Drydocks, which declared a profit after its first year of activity, reported a profit exceeding expectations at the completion of its second year of operation at the end of February of this year. Since opening the yard in March 1983, and despite the adverse effects of
Dubai Drydocks Afloat Repair Division (DDARD) is now ensconced in it's new purpose-built 12,000 sq. m. workshop and offices alongside the actual shipyard, the workshop also having another 500 sq. m. of specialized workshops divided into five disciplines. The workforce has increased to some 87 workers
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 competes in the shiprepair, conversion and newbuilding industries and, despite the introduction of two additional shipyards in the Middle
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extensive jobs successfully accomplished by Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore, was the recent modification and conversion of Majmaa No. 1 and No. 2 for the Dubai Petroleum Company. Majmaa No. 1, a 39,850-dwt floating storage barge, with a capacity of 295,000 barrels of crude oil, was converted from the tank and
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huge Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) “The critical legislation we have now is operates. There is no return on invest- erage charge for a tanker call into Dubai is home to more than 7,300 international ballast water management (BWM) and ment for a BWM system, it is purely a is now $500 down from around
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Dubai Maritime Cluster Credit: Dubai Maritime Cluster Offce resistance to it from the shipowners. We have seen the number “The whole sector is now more cost aware and conscious of of 3D scans double last year compared to 2016, but many com- credit terms, so we are not seeing the same sort of prices that
Dubai Maritime Cluster “There is a tacit acceptance of BWM, although there is still a resistance to it from the shipowners. We have seen the number of 3D scans double last year compared to 2016, but many companies are still planning on leaving it until the last minute.” – Matthew Plumtree, Manager
Dubai Maritime Cluster “This study came out seven months ago and I am impressed how Dubai has already taken steps to address it, and that is one of the things that impresses me with this place, they make their mind up on where they want to go, and they go there.” – Geir Fuglerud, Area Manager,
hroughout history, Dubai has been the leading “Jebel Ali is our fagship trading port in the Arabian Gulf, and now the UAE Government is determined that the country contin- port and has been recog- ues to be a hub for the maritime industry. Dubai nized as the Best Sea Port Titself is striving to become