Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has received the second of four twin screw Azymuth Stern Drive (ASD) type, mooring work and oil recovery boats from Dubai-based shipbuilding and repair specialist Grandweld, a GMMOS Group company, in a deal worth US$ 15.1 million signed last year.
These vessels are measuring 20 metres long and capable reaching a top speed of 11.2 knots, Each boat is powered by twin MTU engines rated at 880Kw each and has a bollard pull of 30 tones.
They are specifically designed vessels for ADNOC to be operated by Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company (IRSHAD) at the Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) terminals of Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports. The vessels were designed, to comply with the requirements of Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Authority, with significant sea keeping performance in order to reduce the port closure time due to inclement weather and to include Oil Recovery as well as fire fighting Systems.
It took Grandweld less than 14 months to complete construction and handover of the first two boats. The third vessel will be delivered to ADNOC in November with the last scheduled for delivery before year end.
“Our on-time and on budget delivery of the four Lloyds Register of Shipping- classified vessels is a major milestone for Grandweld as it combines our ability to provide timely and efficient marine solutions of international quality standards and design to world class, highly regarded oil & gas companies such as ADNOC,” said Jamal Abki, General Manager, Grandweld.
“Grandweld’s growing reputation as a leading shipbuilding and repair specialist attracts many international, regional and local ship owners to our Al Jadaf yard which makes our 2008 planned move to Dubai Maritime City a necessity in keeping with the company’s rapid expansion,” he added.
Grandweld’s new build division builds steel and aluminum vessels such as tugs, anchor handling vessels, supply vessels and crew boats for international and local clients.
Grandweld’s ship repair division handles structural steel and aluminum renewal, engine overhaul, turbo charger overhaul, laser alignment, tail shaft cold press repair, propeller repair, control system and electrical repairs, interior outfitting and carpentry and tank coating and major refit of vessels.