Drydocks World wins new ship building order.
Drydocks World - Southeast Asia has secured a new building contract with Scottish Highlands International, a subsidiary of Coastline Maritime, to build a 210 metres Ultra Large Multi-Purpose Offshore Construction Vessel. DDW-SEA operates four shipyards in Singapore and on Batam Island Indonesia providing offshore rig construction, volume shipbuilding and ship repair and conversion services. It currently has fourteen offshore supply vessels under construction. Its flagship building is OSA Sampson, the second of two Multi-Purpose Offshore Construction Vessels under construction at Drydocks World - Pertama shipyard for Coastline Maritime. The first vessel OSA Golaith was delivered in April last year and is currently operating in the Gulf of Mexico.
?OSA Golaith and OSA Sampson are in themselves ground breaking vessels with capabilities worthy of their names. The new vessel takes the vision of Coastline Maritime to a new dimension,? stated Denis Welch, chief of DDW-SEA.
The vessel, designed by Coastline Maritime, will be larger than her sister ships and with a beam of 36 metres is sized to transit the Panama Canal following the planned widening of its lock gates. Like the OSA Golaith and OSA Sampson the new vessel will be caterpillar diesel-electric powered through a total of seven thrusters providing full DP3 capabilities. She will also be equipped with 4,000 tonnes crane capacity, doubling the capacity of the existing vessels. Accommodation is provided for 400 crew on seven decks.
A representative of Coastline Maritime said, ?Our past working experiences with DDW-SEA have given us the confidence in the high quality workmanship and safety standards that DDW-SEA offers. We certainly look forward to working closely with the team at the Pertama yard on this project.?