Dubai-based Shipbuilder Grandweld Shipyards has signed a contract to design, build and deliver 33.5-meter Fast Aluminum Crew boat for LIWA Marine Services LLC, Abu Dhabi. The contract was signed on April 9, 2013.
The 33.5-meter crew boat will be designed by Grandweld Shipyards and will be powered by three high-speed diesel engines driving three fixed pitch propellers to reach speeds in excess of 25 knots. The vessel can seat 60 passengers, and will have 80 square meters of deck cargo area. The vessel will be certified for unrestricted navigation, and will be utilized to transport offshore personnel and support offshore oil and gas operations. The vessel will have excellent sea-keeping qualities, and enhanced comfort for the crew. The vessel will have full Class certified propulsion machinery. According to the contract, the delivery of the vessel is expected in March 2014.
Grandweld is expecting to deliver a series of diverse offshore vessels which includes Aluminum Crew Boats, Seismic Support Vessels, AHTS with DP2, Fast Support Intervention Vessels and many more.