Caspian sea vessel deal re-tendered to Iran’s parastatal SADRA
Iran Marine Industrial (SADRA) company was recently contracted by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to supply three logistics vessels to support exploration activities in the Caspian Sea. The $56 million project was re-tendered in mid-May 2002, revoking an earlier $55-million award for the three vessels to Russia's Vyborg.
The parastatal SADRA, Iran’s largest shipbuilding and maritime structure construction company, is also building NOIC’s a $226 million semi-submarine jack-up platform in the Caspian Sea. The unit will operate in drilling depth of up to 7,500 meter, from rotary table in water depths up to 1,000 meters, and could accommodate up to 120 people.
The complex, known as the Khazar Semi-Submersible Drilling Unit Project (KSSDUP) in Neka, was build through a joint venture between SADRA and Sweden’s GVA-C. GVA C was responsible for the project’s basic design engineering, while SADRA was in charge of detail engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning. — (menareport.com)
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