SERVICES RIG REPAIR
SAUDI ZAMIL SHIPYARD IS BUSY WITH UNDER WATER SURVEY AND REPAIR OF OFFSHORE DRILLING RIGS
Zamil Shipyard has been providing repair facilities since 1977, to all kinds of offshore and port service vessels, on its dry berths located inside King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam. The range of services include electrical, air conditioning, refrigeration, engines, propellers, piping and deck and hull repair work including cleaning and painting, underwater inspection, repair and maintenance.
In 2007, Zamil Shipyard succeeded in expanding its Ship repairing activities into the field of Drilling Rigs repairs with the arrival of "Ensco Arabia Co. Ltd" drilling Rig 'ENSCO 96", a "HlTACHI 250 - C" designed self elevating offshore jack-up drilling rig with a gross registered tonnage of about 6000 Tons.
Dammam Port Tugs operated by Zamil Saudi Pilots succeeded for the first time to tow the Rig from its anchorage location at Ras Tanurah into Dammam Port and berthed it at Zamil Shipyard facility. Upon completion of its inspection and repair they towed it back to its anchorage location in Ras Tanurah.
Zamil Shipyard highly qualified and well experienced Engineers and technicians completed the inspection and repair work on schedule and to the owner's satisfaction. At the end, they got their work approved by the International Classification Society "American Bureau of Shipping? (ABS).
The work included;
- Underwater survey by experienced licensed divers.
- Repairs to the rig without dry-docking; the tops of all 3-spud cans and legs that had suffered storm damage.
- A new S.T-80 foundation was fabricated and installed. along with,
- Preloading tank modifications.
Zamil's shipyard success in the expansion of its repair activities to include repair of Offshore rigs, attracted more rig owners and operators to come to the yard for general repairs and maintenance of their rigs. They succeeded in saving time and money for the repair of their rigs in Saudi oil fields and neighbor countries.