Two 59-metre wide berths increase FPSO conversion capacity
‘Dubai, UAE, May 18th, 2009: Dry docks World – Dubai, the ship repair, conversion and building subsidiary of Drydocks World, has added two new berths to its facility, significantly increasing its conversion capacity. Completed recently, Berths 9 and 10 are now fully operational and have recently accommodated the 380-metre long TI Asia, Abuzar and Spring Bow for conversion works. The announcement comes ahead of Drydocks World’s participation at Nor-Shipping 09, in Oslo, June 9th–12th, where the company’s yard capabilities in the Middle East and Southeast Asia will be highlighted. The new FPSO Quay is located on the lee face of the main breakwater, with a total length of 668m and a dredged depth of –11m DMD (Chart Datum) over a length of 630m Each new berth is more than 59m wide and is projected to increase Drydocks World-Dubai’s Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) conversion capacity by two vessels per year. Bob Normand, Director of Infrastructure Development, and Drydocks World, said: “We are proud to have successfully completed another expansion project at our shipyard.