United Arab Emirates leading shipyard Grandweld has delivered a dive maintenance and support vessel TAWAM1 to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
Grandweld took the newbuild project from conception to completion, designing and building the 50-meter long vessel with a 65-ton bollard pull capability, after signing a contract in December 2013 with -ADNOC. TAWAM1 will be operated by ADNOC’s group company, Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company (IRSHAD).
Among its specifications, TAWAM1 is equipped with anchor handling equipment and an offshore lifting crane with a capacity of 35 ton at 7.5-meter reach. This will be utilized to maneuver heavy lift items such as gravity anchors, mooring buoys and SBM hoses. In addition, the vessel, which can accommodate up to 30 crew, is fitted with integrated diving systems and is classified by DNV GL to fire fighting capability class 1.
Grandweld’s delivery to the firm comes after the recent deliveries of a 42-meter aluminum crew boat to Global Marine Operation Co and a Crane Workboat to Kuwait Oil Company (the fourth for the customer).
Last month the yard signed a contract with International Naval Works to design, build and deliver three high speed 21.3-meter aluminum crew boats. Delivery of these vessels is scheduled for early 2016.