Drydocks World wins $ 100 m US order

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Dubai-based Drydocks World (DDW) has won a $100.4 million contract to build four Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), with option for four more units, for US-based Tidewater Marine.

Tidewater is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tidewater Inc, the world’s largest and most experienced provider of global marine support services for the offshore energy industry.

The vessels will be built at DDW- Nanindah shipyard at Batam in Indonesia and the first unit is targetted for delivery in 18 months time, followed by the rest every two months. Each PSV will be constructed to Rolls Royce Marine’s design, UT755CDL and powered by Diesel Electric Propulsion. It will be 81.55 metres long, weigh 3,200 tonnes and will be equipped with a cargo deck measuring 670 square metres.

“This contract is recognition of Drydocks World’s capabilities as a resilient ship builder and the international maritime industry’s vote of confidence in our expertise,” stated Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman, Drydocks World & Maritime World.

Under the terms of the contract, Tidewater Marine has the option to place orders for four more PSV units to be built by DDW-Nanindah on the successful completion of the first four vessels.

All Drydocks World shipyards have access to comprehensive design, drafting and project management facilities, supported by state-of-the-art hardware and software, and skilled engineering personnel.

Some of the recent vessel deliveries of Drydocks World yards include Windermere, a subsea operation vessel and OSA Sampson and OSA Goliath, two of the world’s largest offshore construction vessels for Coastline Maritime. CSS Derwent, a Compact Semi-submersible subsea operation vessel for Hallin Marine is under construction.

DDW also has three other ship yards, DDW-Singapore, DDW-Graha and DDW-Pertama in SEA, in addition to the Dubai Shipyard. The facility in Singapore is a repair and new building yard, the shipyard at Graha is a dedicated rig building unit and the one at Pertama is a mixed-use yard.