Thursday, May 28, 2020

Drydocks World News

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“Cautious Optimism” for Goltens Dubai

The global downturn in offshore energy is well recorded, a downturn which has had impact on various arms of the energy and marine supply chain. While Goltens has felt the downturn like many other companies, it is reporting 'cautious optimism' in the Middle East premised on new international regulation and the need for shipowners to upgrade ships.Almost all the offshore vessels in Dubai are operating, and many have come in from Asia to do the same, but following the offshore crash in 2016, operators are delaying maintenance.

Image: P&O Reyser/MAN Energy Solutions.

Med Tier III Harbor Tug Powered by MAN

MAN Energy Solutions won the contract to supply the engines for a new harbor tug in Spain, unique in that it is reportedly the first IMO Tier III compliant tug operating in the Mediterranean.P&O Reyser will operate the 27-m, 75T bollard-pull-rated Asymmetric Tractor Tug (ATT) in the Port of Barcelona, which is expected to enter service from mid-2020.The tug will feature 2 × MAN 12V175D MM, IMO Tier III engines, each rated at 2,220 kWm. The engines will be connected to FPP azimuth thrusters for propulsion…

Mobile workshop with repaired propeller (Photo: Stone Marine Shipcare)

Faster Propeller Repairs in the Middle East

Aiming to provide faster repair service in the Middle East to ship operators whose vessels have sustained propeller damage, Stone Marine Shipcare has signed a Service Agency Agreement with Dubai Drydock World which sees one of the companies’ mobile workshops permanently based there. The workshop will be used, not just at Drydock Worlds’ own facilities, but can be quickly transported to other Middle Eastern shipyards, wherever a ship is in need of repair or maintenance to its propeller.

Terry McGowan, President and CEO, Thordon Bearings (seated right), and Mohammad Rizal (left), Chief Operating Officer of Drydocks World- Dubai, sign an agreement that affirms the two companies’ efforts to convert ships to seawater lubricated propeller shaft lines from oil (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

Thordon, DDW-D Partner for Shaft Line Conversions

Thordon Bearings and Drydocks World-Dubai (DDW-D) have signed an agreement under which the UAE-based shipyard will work together with Thordon Bearings Inc. to promote the conversion of ships’ oil lubricated propeller shafts to Thordon’s COMPAC open seawater lubricated bearing system. The agreement will create an action plan in which a specialist team, comprised of Drydocks World-Dubai and Thordon Bearings’ personnel, offer support to ship managers and owners looking to ensure…

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Steel Cut for Middle East's First LNG Harbor Tug

Drydocks World and Maritime World marked a milestone at the steel cutting ceremony for the Middle East’s first LNG powered harbor tug Elemarateyah. Held in Drydocks World’s state-of-the-art steel fabrication center, the beginning of this project sets a regional first and demonstrates Drydocks World’s innovative approach to providing maritime and energy sector solutions. This undertaking represents a breakthrough in the future of green technology and sets the course toward a green economy for sustainable development, the builder said.

The first LNG fuelled harbour tug in Middle East region will be designed by Wärtsilä and feature a full scope of Wärtsilä solutions.

First LNG Fuelled Tug for Middle East by Wärtsilä

Drydocks World (DDW) based in Dubai, UAE, has contracted Wärtsilä to design and supply the propulsion and other equipment for a new harbour tug that will operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG). This will be the first harbour tug in the Middle East region to operate on gas. The order was signed in November. The 29-meter-long tug is the first of a series of nine such vessels to be built and operated by DDW. The project is part of a green initiative launched by the Dubai government, and is intended to set an example for promoting environmental sustainability throughout the region.

Eco Tug

Drydocks World & DMC to build 1st LNG-powered tug

Drydocks World and Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the leading provider of services to the shipping, maritime, oil, gas & energy sector is supporting the "Green Economy for Sustainable Development" initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. As part of this initiative, the company has entered into Memoranda of Understanding with Wartsila and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence for building the world’s first LNG powered harbor tug.

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ABB Turbocharging Service Point at Drydocks World

Drydocks World, the international service provider to the maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors announced today that ABB’s first-ever Middle Eastern Turbocharging Service Point is now in operation inside its Dubai-based facility. The new Turbocharging Service Point will promote sharing of mutual benefits to enhance business of both companies, ensure enhanced turbocharger service to customers in the yard, and offer one-stop ABB turbocharger solutions at Drydocks World and Maritime World. ABB’s large global Service Network will also support Drydocks World.

FSRU Toscana Sails Away From Drydocks World

Drydocks World said that Floating Storage Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) Toscana sailed away from Drydocks World – Dubai. The unit, formerly the 138,830-cbm LNG carrier Golar Frost, has been under conversion since June 2009 at Drydocks world Dubai yard for contractor Saipem and owner OLT. The LNG Carrier, built by Hyundai Heavy Industries was converted into a floating LNG receiving terminal of the FSRU type, and will be permanently moored off Livorno, Italy and connected to shore through a gas export pipeline. There are only a few such units in operation around the world.

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Goltens Facility Opens at Dubai Maritime City

Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the mixed-use development for maritime business, announced the Grand Opening of the new Goltens facility at the City. The ultra-modern facility seeks to support Goltens’ operations worldwide. Dubai Maritime City project is built over 2.27 million square meters in area and offers a multi-use environment for commercial, industrial, residential and recreational use,. This manmade peninsula is located between Port Rashid and Drydocks World –Dubai and offers Real Estate and Shipyard facilities.

Rolls-Royce, Drydocks World to Cooperate on LNG Tugs

Rolls-Royce plc has signed a memorandum of understanding with Drydocks World Dubai to provide systems for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) powered tugs for the Middle East market. The memorandum of understanding was recently signed by Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, and Neil Gilliver, Rolls-Royce, President – Merchant, in Dubai. Rolls-Royce is a leader in the development of LNG technology for the marine industry. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last year approved for sale in the U.S.

Dubai Maritime City Development Sign-up: Photo credit Maritime World Dubai

Dubai Maritime City Development Gains Momentum

Dubai Maritime City infrastructure development speeds up as 35 percent companies agree to begin immediate plot development. Maritime World, the umbrella body constituting Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and other maritime entities, announce that the development of the Business District of Dubai Maritime City, the global Marine and Maritime Clusters in this region, had received an emphatic boost as 35 percent of developers signed-off and agreed this week to begin immediate development of their plots. Another 40 percent of companies will sign contracts during the coming week.

ABB Turbocharger Service Facility for Dubai

ABB Turbocharging to open a dedicated service point in the Drydocks World facility in Dubai. This new cooperative agreement was marked formally by signing a Memorandum of Understanding at a ceremony in conjunction with the SMM in Hamburg, Germany. The agreement ensure quick turbocharger service to customers in the yard, and offer one-stop ABB turbocharger solutions at Drydocks World. According to the agreement, ABB Turbocharging in Dubai will provide international factory warranties to all service jobs done at Drydocks World…

Swire AHTS: Photo credit Drydocks World

Drydocks World Singapore Launches AHTS

Drydocks World launches an Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel (AHTS) built at its Singapore facility in Tuas basin for Swire Pacific Offshore. The ABS-classed vessel has a bollard pull of over 200 tonnes, and is powered by four engines combined with an azimuth thruster and four tunnel thrusters. Equipment includes a Main Towing Winch, CHDs and secondary winches with an Anchor Recovery Frame for meeting Anchor handling requirements. The vessel was designed by ‘Havyard Design AS’ and can accommodate 37 people.

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Compact Semi-Submersible Launched by DW for Hallin

Floated for final fit out at Drydocks World (Nanindah, Indonesia) CSS Derwent is a compact semi-submersible designed and equipped to meet current and anticipated subsea industry demand. She will be ready for operation in Q1 2013. With accommodation for up to 152 personnel, she is a multi-service vessel built for complex subsea operations and work scopes that cross a wide spectrum of duties including construction support, IRM and light/medium well intervention. The new ship is…

Drydocks World signs MOU with Goltens

Drydocks World, a leader in ship repair, conversion and new building, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Goltens. “We are delighted to have entered into this MoU with Goltens, which is a well-known global service provider for specialized mechanical works. We believe in working in partnership with like-minded individuals and organizations to broaden our reach and support the industry with our considerable combined expertise. The unified front of the two companies will be…

Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels Greatship Vidya and Greatship Vimla.

Drydocks World Delivers Anchor Handling Vessels

Drydocks World delivers twin compact high power Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels to Greatship Group. Drydocks World, a service provider in the maritime, oil and gas industries, announced that it successfully delivered two sister Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels Greatship Vidya and Greatship Vimla, from its Singapore yard recently. They are among two ‘V’ Class series vessels for the Greatship Group. “Our services to the offshore, oil and gas industries have gathered momentum in recent months, following the re-alignment of our business strategy.

Drydocks World Building Wind Power Offshore Platform

The environment friendly Wind Power Offshore Platform will help to reduce three million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year. Drydocks World has announced that it has entered into a contract with Aibel, the leading Norwegian provider of services to the energy industry, for building a Wind Power Offshore Platform structure, to receive power generated from offshore wind farms. The project will be implemented at the Dubai shipyard. “Drydocks World has progressively enhanced its capability to implement sophisticated high end projects involving tremendous skill and expertise.