Drydocks World to Build Nine LNG-Powered Escort Tugs

Dubai shipbuilder Drydocks World has contracted Wärtsilä to design and supply the propulsion and other equipment for the first LNG-powered harbor tugs to operate in the Middle East region. Wärtsilä notes that nine of these 29 meter-long escort tugs will be built and operated by Drydocks World and is part of a 'green' initiative launched by the Dubai government. The tugs … [Read more...]

More Jack-Ups for Drydocks World

Drydocks World received a newbuild order from Malta Oil & Gas today for a pair of Gusto MSC CJ54-X135-A jack-up drilling rigs. These rigs are rated to work in water depths of up to 350 feet in harsh environments, or 450 feet in moderate environments and will be capable of drilling HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) wells.  The rigs will be equipped with a permanent … [Read more...]

700,000 Barrel Oil Spill Capture Vessel Delivered to AET

Eagle Louisiana, the second of two Modular Capture Vessels (MCVs) built for Singapore-based AET by Drydocks World has been delivered.  The first MCV, Eagle Texas, was delivered in August 2013. Like the Eagle Texas, the Eagle Louisiana is a converted Aframax tanker designed to hook up to a subsea capping stack in the event of a subsea well blowout and direct the diverted … [Read more...]

Eagle Texas Delivered to AET, World’s First Modular Capture Vessel

The world’s first Modular Capture Vessel (MCV) was delivered today from Drydocks World to Singapore-based AET. Named Eagle Texas, the vessel was converted from an Aframax tanker into a vessel aimed at mitigating deepwater oil spill disasters such as the 2010 Macondo oil spill. The vessel is under a 20-year contract with Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) a … [Read more...]

Drydocks World Completes Conversion of FSRU Toscana

Drydocks World announced today that they have finalized the conversion of the 135k,000 cbm LNG carrier Golar Frost, to a Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) named the FSRU Toscana.  This conversion project took take place at their Dubai-based shipyard. This FSRU is planned to be moored 12 nautical miles off the shores of north-west Italy near Livorno with an … [Read more...]