Drydocks World completes 5th project for the Arabian Gulf

Reposted from WorldOil.com

DUBAI — Drydocks World, service provider to the marine, offshore, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, has completed the 5th wellhead platform AQAM for TechnipFMC and end-client Dubai Petroleum.

The topside is an oil and gas processing module weighing 900 t, designed for unmanned offshore operation with a life span of 25 years. It contains advanced piping and control systems, which were entirely fabricated, integrated and pre-commissioned by Drydocks World.

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The 800 tons jacket structure is designed to support the topside offshore in Dubai at a sea depth of 131.23 ft (40 m). The scope of work also includes pile fabrication, oil, water injection and gas riser’s fabrication as well as subsea spools for connecting the platform to Dubai Petroleum’s existing offshore subsea network. This unmanned platform will be part of the UAE offshore AQAM field development and has the ability to handle oil, gas lift and water injection.

Commenting on the successful project completion Capt. Rado Antolovic Phd, CEO & managing director of DP World’s Maritime Services Division said, “Everyone at Drydocks World is proud of the infrastructure that has been constructed in our Dubai yard for the UAE regional oil and gas industry. TechnipFMC and Dubai Petroleum are valued clients, and we are committed to delivering excellent performance to serve the UAE and the global energy industry.

These five wellhead platforms completed demonstrate our strong capabilities in the offshore construction market, and the repeat orders show that our services are resonating well with customers. The yard is positively progressing towards our ambitious growth strategy, with innovation, quality, and safety inherent in our system. We look forward to working with TechnipFMC and Dubai Petroleum again and are grateful for their continued faith in our services.”


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