During this project the yard has achieved over 700,000 LTI free man-hours.
The work assigned to PowerChina will cover an area of 4.5 km by 2.5 km and will be intended for the building of very large crude carriers (VLCCs), offshore drilling rigs, production platforms and other vessel types.
With this move, Albwardy Damen anticipates an increase in operations and is optimistic of opportunities to foster strong relations with new clients says Lars Seistrup, managing director, Albwardy Damen.
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The boat, specially designed to meet the requirements of KOC, has been launched prior to the deadline in accordance to Lloyd's Register’s classification rules in order to provide high operational efficiency and safety.
The new SOHAR operations represents the fourth location of operations in the Middle East, adding to Albwardy Damen’s Afloat Repairs Division comprehensive workshop facilities in Dubai, Sharjah, and Fujairah.
The nearly 12 million square-meter facility will build offshore oil and gas rigs, offshore support vessels and commercial vessels, including Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs).
The cause of the fire is still unclear, but no one is believed to have been injured by the incident.
The ships were launched during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Kuwaiti Naval Force in the presence of Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodr, Chief of the General Staff at Kuwait Armed Forces and Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of ADSB.
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The Panamax size floating dock will boost the regional ship repair and ship building industry and was described by Marafi as a “quantum leap” for the shipyard.