Drydocks World Repairs NDC Drilling Rig

Posted by Eric Haun
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
DDW & NDC team near Al Ittihad (Photo: Drydocks World)

Drydocks World, an international service provider to the marine and maritime sectors including to the oil and gas and energy industry, announced the completion of major repair and refurbishment of National Drilling Company’s (NDC) jack up drilling rig Al Ittihad. The company said it has carried out maintenance work on several of NDC’s rigs, and the numbers have increased over the years: Drydocks World received four orders in 2013 to add to the eight projects completed previously.

The company offers a complete range of services in repair, maintenance, conversion and construction of drilling rigs and offshore platform vessels. According to His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, “This is yet another achievement as we continue to pursue our strategy and action plans towards becoming the yard of choice for the offshore industry in this region and around the world. The yard has drawn on its internal engineering resources and other specialized capabilities to deliver the milestones on this project. We are grateful to NDC for their continued faith in our services and we assure them that we will continue to maintain the high standards of service delivery.”

Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi, CEO of NDC underlined the importance of the modernization projects of the existing rigs in raising the level of reliability and productivity of the company rig fleet. These major repair and refurbishment projects, along with the undergoing expansion plans to acquire a growing number of state-of-the-art offshore and onshore rigs are contributing significantly in advancing NDC’s operational excellence and maintaining the highest levels of safety, environment protection and efficient performance. This will certainly enable NDC to serve its clients competently and always meet their operational requirements and achieve their satisfaction, he said.

NDC's CEO expressed his appreciation for Drydocks World for their efforts and commitment to HSE and quality.

The repair and refurbishment package on the 61.87 x 51.21 meter rig included preload, void, bilge and diesel tank steel repair with nearly 125 metric tons of steel used to renew the inside of the tanks. A securing system for the rig floor was designed, fabricated and installed. In addition, inspection was carried out underwater. The sea cooling line for main air compressors and pipes for barite tanks were replaced, the flaring line was re-routed, a 50 meter cement line was renewed and mud valves of the stand pipe manifold were changed. The yard has also utilized its specialized engineering and other resources to carry out various repair works on the accommodation of the rig including renewal of floor tiling, ceiling panels, door frames etc.

The shipyard’s Global Offshore Services has also shared its resources and experience in overhauling the cantilever skidding units. The preload tanks were blasted and these and the hull were painted. The rig’s three cranes were overhauled and extensive machining was carried out. Blasting and painting, replacement of electrical cables, replacement of structural angle bars and beams were other work that was completed on the derrick. Hydro-blasting and painting of legs, overhauling of AC works in accommodation and two generator alternators for engine formed part of the job scope.

The above project has once again proven the company’s project management and operational excellence. Close cooperation with NDC’s project management team in each and every step has led to a successful project, which met the expectations of NDC.

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  • From left: DDW VP Ali Alsuwaidi, DDW Chairman Khamis Buamim and NDC CEO Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi (Photo: Drydocks World)

    From left: DDW VP Ali Alsuwaidi, DDW Chairman Khamis Buamim and NDC CEO Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi (Photo: Drydocks World)

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