Milaha takes delivery of Qatar’s largest lift boat

Written by Nick Blenkey
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APRIL 20, 2016 – Milaha (Qatar Navigation) has taken delivery of a new lift boat that will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts.

Named Milaha Explorer, the newbuild will be the biggest lift boat to be owned by a Qatari company, with a large deck area and variable load capacity, as well  as the ability to accommodate 300 persons on board. ‘

Milaha Explorer was built by Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. at its shipyard in Liaoning Province in China, and was designed by the China-based Tianjin De-Sail Machinery Equipment Co. Ltd.

The lift boat’s capabilities will enhance Milaha’s offerings to the offshore oil and gas sector, particularly in support of its clients’ brown field operations.

“We are optimistic about continued growth opportunities despite the current challenges in the oil and gas sector, and this newbuild lift boat will enable us to further strengthen our position in the region and beyond,” said Milaha President and CEO Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai.

Mr. Vivek Seth, CEO of subsidiary Halul Offshore Services Co., said: “We have ordered a particularly large lift boat to address the growing demand for these types of assets, both in the region and the world. We believe that this strategic asset will help augment our status as a partner in the life extension of mature fields and enhanced field maintenance services.”

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