Grandweld Shipyards delievered “Zamil 101” the first of three fast aluminum crew boats to Zamil Offshore.
The vessel was part of a contract, which was signed in November 2011, to build and deliver three sister crew boats. The 33.5m fast crew boat is powered by 3 high speed diesel engines driving 3 fixed pitch propellers to produce a speed of 27 Knots. The vessel is designed and built according to the classification rules and requirements of Bureau Veritas for Aluminum vessels. The vessel will be utilized to transport offshore personnel and cargo, and will be operating offshore Saudi Arabia. The second vessel is scheduled for delivery in December 2012 and third vessel in January 2013.
In addition to the two 33.5m sister vessels to be delivered to Zamil offshore, Grandweld is expecting to deliver a series of diverse offshore vessels to major clients such as Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC), Bourbon, Fujairah National Group (FNG) among others. Vessels under construction include Seismic Support vessels, Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels with DP2 capability, Service Boats, Crew Boats and many more.