SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 — Drydocks World, Dubai, has completed the conversion and upgrade of the National Drilling Company (NDC) jack-up drilling platform, Beynouna.
The rig arrived at the Dubai shipyard in late July 2012, following completion of work on another NDC jack-up the Delma (see earlier story. The conversion work on the Beynouna involved the fabrication and installation of new spud cans, upgrade included replacement of shale shakers. The rig underwent major maintenance work, including overhaul of two of its cranes, blasting and painting of hull and tanks, inspection of legs, renewal of steel and pipes and upgrade of accommodations. Hydro-blasting and painting of the derrick and legs were carried out using rope access methods.
"We are delighted to have completed yet another successful conversion and upgrade project for NDC this year," said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World. "This provides us with a firm foothold in the offshore drilling rig maintenance, conversion and upgrade sector and we are fully prepared to address this rapidly evolving sector in right earnest. We are working on various major projects and have several others in the pipeline. We are totally and fully committed to HSE and Quality in all aspect of our business."
Mr. Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi, NDC Chief Executive Officer stated "we are pleased to work with Drydocks World and express our appreciation for their cooperation and full commitment to HSE and Quality."