UAE: Grandweld Delivers 55m Dive and Maintenance Support Vessel ARADAH

Grandweld Shipyards has completed delivery of “ARADAH”, a 55m Dive and Maintenance Support Vessel (DMSV), especially built for ADNOC. The new state- of- the- art DMSV is the first from its class to be built by Grandweld Shipyards and will serve as the flagship to ADNOC offshore fleet operating in the region.

The vessel, equipped with 360 degree Schottel Rotatable Propulsion System, will serve dive and maintenance operations in Abu Dhabi offshore fields.

Additionally, “ARADAH” is equipped with dynamic positioning, providing the vessel with the capability to automatically maintain position without captain intervention.

The vessel is also equipped with a subsea lifting crane of 70 Ton @ 14m capacity positioned at the aft of the vessel, capable of handling Deadweight Anchors, Mooring Buoys and SBM hoses. The vessel is also equipped with two self-contained integrated diving systems complete with decompression chambers in order to facilitate under water diving operations. In addition to that, the vessel is equipped with external fire fighting capability to class 1. (3300 cubic meter per hour).

Established in 1984, Grandweld is a leading and a fully integrated shipyard providing shipbuilding, ship repair and engineering solutions to meet the growing demand of the marine industry. Over 25 years, Grandweld name has been associated with quality, high-tech newbuilds, and timely service delivery. Grandweld shipbuilding division specialises in the construction of all types of ships of both steel and aluminum. The company has built a diverse portfolio of offshore vessels with varied specifications for different applications, and with complete in-house design, construction and commissioning capabilities.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, February 21, 2012; Image: grandweld

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Posted on February 21, 2012