Drydocks World completes rig refurbishment ahead of schedule

Rig Beynouna left shipyard after just 28 days Rig Beynouna left shipyard after just 28 days

APRIL 9, 2010 — Drydocks World, Dubai, has completed a major refurbishment project on National Drilling Company's (NDC) jack-up Rig Beynouna ahead of schedule, in just 28 days.

For Rig Beynouna, Drydocks World carried out drydocking, hull treatment, crane repairs, HP piping, SW lines cleaning, accommodation repairs and treatment works. The quoted number of days to complete the project was 37, however Drydocks World managed to complete it in only 28 days.

A total of 40 tons of steel was used in the rig's 21 various tanks, with the pipe shop renewing all sea water pipes in just 7 days.

The Drydocks World rig division and NDC worked together as an integrated unit in order to ensure quality execution on Rig Beynouna, with excellent management support from both sides. Preparation and planning were key to the successful completion of Rig Beynouna, reflecting Drydocks World and NDC's commitment to the systematic provision and implementation of stringent HSEQ initiatives.

As part of Drydocks World's incentive program, the top performing personnel were awarded with appreciation gifts from NDC and Drydocks World to recognize their efforts.

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