Damen Shipyards has won a contract via its Shajah yard in the United Arab Emirates to build a self-propelled jack-up pontoon for the UAE-based contractor Aqua Diving Services.
The pontoon, to be named Aqua Rise III, will be used primarily to deliver offshore support services, including the provision of accommodation facilities for personnel as well as operating as a work platform with crane facilities.
Delivery is scheduled in early 2018.
Aqua Diving Services provides a wide range of subsea services to offshore oil and gas operators in the region. The company already owns and operates a fleet of two jack up pontoons.
“This order is fitting in with Damen’s strategy to become more active in the lift-boat market and to build vessels outside the standard Damen portfolio. This is a further sign that local clients value Damen’s strong track record and reputation as a shipbuilder delivering superior quality at the right price,” commented Pascal Slingerland, sales manager Middle East for Damen Shipyards Group.