Milaha has taken delivery of a new lift boat which will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts.
Named the Milaha Explorer, the new lift boat was built by Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. at its yard in Liaoning Province in China
, and was designed by the China-based Tianjin De-Sail Machinery Equipment Co. Ltd.
Milaha Explorer will be the biggest lift boat to be owned by a Qatari company, with a large deck area and variable load capacity, as well as the ability to accommodate 300 persons on board. The lift boat’s capabilities will help enhance the company’s diverse portfolio of offerings to the offshore oil and gas sector
, particularly in support of its clients’ brown field operations.
Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, and Vivek Seth, CEO of Halul Offshore Services, recently attended the launch and naming ceremony of the vessel at the Bohai Shipyard.
Al-Mannai said the addition of Milaha Explorer allows more opportunities for Milaha to partner with leading global energy companies
on diverse projects, now and in the future. “We are optimistic about continued growth opportunities despite the current challenges in the oil and gas sector, and this newbuild lift boat will enable us to further strengthen our position in the region and beyond,” he added.
“We have ordered a particularly large lift boat to address the growing demand for these types of assets, both in the region and the world,” Seth said. “We believe that this strategic asset will help augment our status as a partner in the life extension of mature fields and enhanced field maintenance services.”