Drydocks World takes on 2 new projects for FPSO Aoka Mizu
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Drydocks World has signed an agreement for 2 new projects with Bluewater Energy Services B.V. and end client Hurricane Energy plc.
Bluewater has ordered a repair, life extension and upgrade project on its Floating Production Storage & Offloading (FPSO) vessel Aoka Mizu.
The contract builds on Drydocks World’s track record of 32 conversions and 6 turrets.
Aoka Mizu will be deployed in the Lancaster Field West of the Shetlands after completion. Drydocks World will also carry out the fabrication of a 1,000-ton Turret Buoy for Aoka Mizu, to help the vessel to moor and weathervane at the field site.
“Our expertise and dedication to the highest standards in HSEQ will deliver enhanced FPSO performance and operational efficiency,” said Drydocks World’s COO Mohammad Rizal.
“This is the first time we are working with Bluewater Energy and Hurricane Energy; we look forward to building strong partnerships for future collaboration, demonstrating the progressive approach and integrated solutions our Dubai yard has to offer.”
Hugo Heerema, president & CEO of Bluewater, said: “We have selected Drydocks World on the basis of their good track record, and the depth of understanding of the task ahead of them, in combination with the quality of their facilities, and convincing project organization. So far, we have only been confirmed in that choice, and look forward to a smooth continuation of this challenging project, of which timely delivery is of the essence.”