Damen Shipyards Sharjah wins jack-up rig order
Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSS) has secured a contract to build a shallow draught, self-propelled Jack-up Pontoon 3526 for the UAE-based contractor Aqua Diving Services.
Due for delivery in 2018, it will be used primarily to deliver offshore support services, including the provision of accommodation facilities for personnel as well as operating as a work platform with crane facilities.
Aqua Diving Services (ADS), which already owns two similar vessels, has specifically designed the Jack-up for Middle East operations and is closely cooperating with Damen Shipyards Sharjah for the construction of the vessel.
It will be named the Aqua Rise III and will have accommodation for up to 128 personnel with 350m² of deck space and two cranes, rated at 75 and 15 tonnes respectively.
The vessel will also be fitted with a helideck and life boats.
Aqua Diving Services was established in the United Arab Emirates in 1975 and today delivers a wide range of sub-sea services as well as other support to offshore oil and gas operators in the region.