TAWAM1 joins ADNOC offshore vessel fleet

Offshore staff

DUBAI, UAEGrandweld has delivered the dive maintenance and support vessel TAWAM1 to Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC).

The shipyard undertook the project from conception to completion, designing, and building the 50-m (164-ft) long vessel with a 65-ton bollard pull capability, following the award of the contract in December 2013.

ADNOC Group company Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Co. (IRSHAD) will operate the new vessel.

TAWAM1 is equipped with anchor handling equipment and an offshore lifting crane with a capacity of 35 tons at 7.5 m (24.6 ft) reach. This will be used to maneuver items such as gravity anchors, mooring buoys, and single buoy mooring hoses.

The vessel, which can accommodate up to 30 crew members, also features integrated diving systems and is classified by DNV GL to fire fighting capability Class 1.

Recently Grandweld delivered a 42-m (138-ft) aluminium crew boat to Global Marine Operation Co. and a crane workboat to Kuwait Oil Co. (its fourth for this client).

Last month the yard signed a contract with International Naval Works to design, build, and deliver three high speed 21.3-m (70-ft) aluminium crew boats, all of which are scheduled for delivery in early 2016.


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