Thu 11-06-2009 02:29 AM
Drydocks World delivers two self-elevating platforms for wind farm installation
Dubai, 10 June 2009 (WAM) - Drydocks World - Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian subsidiary of Drydocks World, has announced the recent delivery of JB-114 and JB-115 from its Drydocks World - Nanindah yard on Batam Island, Indonesia, to Self Elevating Platforms N.V. The unit will be operated by subsidiary company, Jack-Up Barge B.V., a leading supplier to the oil '&' gas, wind farm and civil construction industries and wind turbines market, as well as for the heavy civil construction market.
Ronald Schukking, Managing Director of Jack-Up Barge B.V. said, "Drydocks World has once again met our expectations - the quality and finish of JB-114 and JB-115 is excellent. We definitely look forward to working closely with Drydocks World in the future." Designed by Holland's GustoMSC and of the SEA 2000 design, JB-114 and JB-115 are the third and fourth of this type successfully built by DDW-SEA. Similar to the first and second vessels, which have now been renamed ï¿½Sea Worker' and ï¿½Seafox 7' respectively; the monohull jack-up barges JB-114 and JB-115 will be deployed in European waters involved in wind farm installations and related activities.
Designed with a 55.5 m x 32.2 m x 5 m hull, a 300 tonnes-capacity mounted pedestal crane together with four cylindrical legs, 3.0m in diameter and 78.85m in length, each platform is designed for operations in water depths up to 40m - in and around the Southern North Sea.
Denis Welch, CEO of Drydocks World - Southeast Asia said, "Both JB-114 and JB-115 are part of a series of sophisticated barges contracted by Self Elevating Platforms N.V., and we are pleased to have successfully delivered four of them to date. These barges will be used specifically for wind farm installation activities, which is one of the industries (alternative energy or power generation) that we are actively pursuing, given that --our ship repair, conversion and new building capabilities can be easily extrapolated to suit this growing industry's requirements.
I would like to express my appreciation to our team in Drydocks World-Nanindah, the client's site team and our vendors and partners throughout the world for the successful delivery of this project." Drydocks World - Southeast Asia, established in April 2008, is a member of the Drydocks World group of companies and a sister operation to Drydocks World - Dubai (formerly known as Dubai Drydocks).