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The latest delivery from STX Europe is a platform supply vessel
named 'E.R. Narvik' built for German owner E. R. Schiffahrt.
The vessel has been designed as a platform supply vessel for
world wide operations within the offshore industries, including
transport of general cargo, equipment, pipes, cement, liquid
mud, fuel oil, fresh water, brine, base oil to and from drilling
platforms, rigs, other ships and pipe-laying barges.
The UT 755 LN vessel has an overall length of 73.6 metres on
a beam of 16 metres with a draught of 5.87 metres, gross tonnage
of 2,180GRT and deadweight calculated at 3,200 tonnes.
The vessel was classified by Det Norske Veritas and and has a
cruising speed of 14.5 knots.
Owner E.R. Offshore has a number of PSVs and AHTSs due
for delivery by 2010. All of the PSVs have satellite-based
positioning systems to ensure safe loading and unloading, even
in severe sea conditions.
The new vessel joins Schiffahrt's strong offshore division,
which includes five UT 755 LN sister vessels -- 'E.R. Haugesund',
delivered in February 2009; 'E.R. Tromsoe', delivered in
December 2008; 'E.R. Trondheim', delivered in October 2008;
'E.R. Stavanger', delivered in September 2008; and 'E.R.
Aalesund', delivered in July 2008.
Zamil Offshore Services has achieved
another milestone by inaugurating the
dive support vessel 'Algosaibi 51', built
especially for Khalifa Abdulrahman Al
Gosaibi Diving Company. This
represents Zamil's first contract with
the Saudi private sector.
The ship is 49 metres in length and
12 metres in width. It is powered by
twin engines, each delivering 1,200kW.
It will be equipped with advanced
navigation and control system and is
expected to be delivered two months
prior to the contract deadline after the
completion of its outfitting.
The company has also recently
delivered 'Zamil 54', the third Rolls-Royce
UT-733 AHTS to Saudi Aramco. Delivery
of its sister-vessel 'Zamil 55', the fourth in
the same series, is underway. At the same
time the company is about to deliver the
buoy handling vessel 'Jubail 10', built to
serve the commercial and industrial ports
Zamil Offshore was also recently
awarded a contract by the Saudi Sea
Ports Authority to build and deliver a
multipurpose harbour / fire-fighting tug
to Diba Seaport. This tug will be fitted
with twin engines delivering a total of
2,400kW and two firefighting high
In June, the company signed a contract
with the Saudi Sea Ports Authority to build
a modern shipbuilding and ship repair
facility on a large reclaimed area inside King
Abdulaziz Port in Dammam. Zamil's new
shipyard will be equipped with a modern
ship lift capable of handling vessels up to
5,000 tonnes in weight. The new yard
layout includes the construction of nine
berths to enable the yard to build and repair
nine vessels simultaneously. It will also
include the construction of extensively
equipped outfitting and fabrication
workshops. The design and construction of
the new shipyard is planned to be
completed in three years.
Engineer Sufyan Al Zamil, President,
commented: "The new shipyard will be
designed to accommodate building and
repair of all types of vessels within its
ship-lift capacity; merchant vessels, offshore
support vessels, harbour service craft,
yachts, naval vessels and offshore rigs and
platforms. It will double the available
capacity and will enhance our operational
efficiency in shipbuilding and ship repair."
He added "Zamil Offshore is the largest
venture of its kind in the Middle East. We
have been very active for over 30 years in
diversified marine businesses."
STX Europe delivers 'E.R. Nar vik' to E.R. Schiffahrt
The launch of 'Algosaibi 51'
Zamil Offshore launches a dive support vessel, prepares to expand
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