Drydocks World unit wins deal

(DENNIS B MALLARI)

Drydocks World-Southeast Asia (DDW-SEA), the Southeast Asian subsidiary of Drydocks World, has secured a contract with Scottish Highlands International to construct a 210-metre ultra large multi purpose offshore construction vessel, the company said.

DDW-SEA operates four shipyards in Singapore and on Batam Island Indonesia providing offshore rig construction, volume shipbuilding and ship repair and conversion services.

It currently has 14 offshore supply vessels under construction. Its flagship building is OSA Sampson, the second of the two multipurpose offshore construction vessels under construction at Drydocks World-Pertama shipyard for Coastline Maritime. The first vessel OSA Goliath was delivered in April last year and is currently operating in the Gulf of Mexico.

The vessel, designed by Coastline Maritime, will be larger than its sister ships and with a beam of 36 metres, is sized to transit the Panama Canal following the planned widening of its lock gates. Like the OSA Giliath and OSA Sampson the new vessel will be caterpillar diesel-electric powered through a total of seven thrusters.

It will also be equipped with 4,000 tonnes crane capacity, doubling the capacity of the existing vessels, while it accommodation is provided for 400 crew members on seven decks.

"OSA Goliath and OSA Sampson are in themselves ground-breaking vessels with capabilities worthy of their names. The new vessel takes the vision of Coastline Maritime to a new dimension," Denis Welch, CEO of DDW-SEA, said.

 

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