Grandweld, a fully integrated shipyard providing shipbuilding, ship repair, and engineering solutions said it has completed the delivery of four GrandMax Crewboats to Saudi-based offshore oil and gas service provider, High Seas Marine Industrial Services Company (HSM).
This feat was accomplished within a span of 14 months, despite the Covid-19 challenges, said the company in a statement.
The official handover ceremony was held at Grandweld Shipyards' headquarters in Dubai Maritime City in the presence of General Manager Engineer Jamal Abki and HSM Managing Director Engineer Ibrahim Al Saeed and other officials.
With the completion of this newbuild that had design specifications unlike existing market requirements, Grandweld showcased its technical expertise and progressive approach.
The shipyard tackled numerous design challenges such as the use of a different kind of block, larger beam and deck space, more depth, higher number of engines with an added 4th engine that will give the vessel speed and extra reserve power to help her perform to the optimum all her life.
On the key achievement, Abki said: "Though this is High Seas’ first project with Grandweld, we have had a long-standing professional relationship. However, multiple factors prompted our collaboration for this project. Their decision was driven by our technical capabilities, the reliability of the yard and also the pricing."
"We are proud to have won their confidence and delivered as per our promise. We supported the HSM team with technical insights even before the project was awarded to us and this boosted their confidence in the competencies of the shipyard and led to a successful collaboration throughout the whole process, starting from design to delivery," he added.
Al Saeed pointed out that the four newbuilds have new specifications that do not exist in the market.
"Hence, selecting the right partner for this project was crucial. We were certain that a reliable shipyard like Grandweld would be apt to design and build the required vessels as per the new requirements without any hassle," he noted.
"Since we are working with Saudi Aramco, a leading company that has strategic importance in the region and around the globe, the onus was on us to deliver the best quality to satisfy our client," noted Al Saeed.
"The support we have received from the Grandweld team, despite the global pandemic, has helped us complete the project with the best possible quality and as per the decided timeframe," he stated.
Al Saeed said: "Usually crew boats are about speed, but apart from speed above 30 knots, other requirements from our end-user included comfort for the crew and high stability. Additionally, the boats are designed to operate under and withstand tough rough weather conditions."
"Hence, they are heavier, have a deeper draft and are equipped with extra reserve power. To attain this, we had to achieve speed at 85 per cent MCR not at 100 per cent MCR. This will ensure that throughout the years the vessel will continue to perform in accordance with the current requirement with reserve," he added.-TradeArabia News Service