PRESS RELEASE — UAE-based shipyard Drydocks World announced today the completion of conversion and upgrade of Jack-up Drilling Platform, Beynouna belonging to the National Drilling Company (NDC). The Rig arrived at the Dubai shipyard in late July 2012, following Rig Delma to undergo major work at the shipyard in 2012.
The shipyard has continued in focusing the newly adopted strategy to enhance its services for the offshore oil, gas and energy sectors.
Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World said, “We are delighted to have completed yet another successful conversion and upgrade project for NDC this year. This provides us with a firm foothold in the offshore drilling rig maintenance, conversion and upgrade sector and are fully prepared to address this rapidly evolving sector in right earnest. We are working on various major projects and have several others in the pipeline. We are totally and fully committed to HSE and Quality in all aspect of our business.”
On his part, Mr. Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi, NDC Chief Executive Officer stated “we are pleased to work with Drydocks World and express our appreciation for their cooperation and full commitment to HSE and Quality.”
The conversion of the rig involved the fabrication and installation of new spud cans, upgrade included replacement of shale shakers. The rig underwent major maintenance work, like overhaul of two of its cranes, blasting and painting of hull and tanks, inspection of legs, renewal of steel and pipes and upgrade of accommodation. Hydro-blasting and painting of derrick and legs were carried out using rope access methods.