December 24 2013

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 24, 2013; Grandweld Shipyards,  the Middle East’s largest shipbuilder, has announced the signing of a contract worth over USD $40 million to build and deliver two Dive Maintenance Support Vessels for ADNOC.  The contract was signed on December 19th, 2013. This order follows the successful delivery of DMSV “ARADAH”, a 55 metre Dive Maintenance Support Vessel delivered in 2012.

The 50 metre Dive Maintenance Support vessels will be utilized to serve dive and maintenance operations in Abu Dhabi offshore fields.  In order to support offshore diving operation, the vessels will be equipped with self-contained integrated diving systems complete with decompression chambers. The new vessels, designed for 60 Tons Bollard pull using azimuthing stern thrusters, will be able to maintain position in rough sea conditions using dynamic position system (DP2) and 3 point mooring, for the first and second vessel respectively.

In addition, in order to support maintenance operations, the vessels will be equipped with anchor handling equipment and subsea lifting crane of 35 Ton @ 7.5m capacity for handling gravity Anchors, Mooring Buoys and SBM hoses.

Moreover, the vessels will equipped with external fire fighting capability to class 1.  The vessels are expected to be delivered by fourth quarter of 2015.

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