LONDON – Mekers Offshore has contracted Aqualis to supervise construction of two liftboats to be built by Dajin Heavy Industries in China.
Aqualis Offshore will operate as Mekers Offshore’s on-site team to monitor and supervise construction to ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the contract, its specifications, the client’s expectations, as wells as flag and class requirements.
Aqualis Offshore’s Shanghai office will manage the project. Duration of the project is 18 months. Start on site is expected in September 2015.
A liftboat is a self-propelled, self-elevating vessel with an open deck capable of carrying equipment and supplies in support of various offshore exploration and production activities. A liftboat can raise its hull clear of the water to provide a stable platform for maintenance and construction.