Dubai shipbuilder makes breakthrough

29/12/2009 - Dubai Investment News
Dubai shipbuilder makes breakthrough

Posted by Neil King

Drydocks World, a leading shipbuilding firm based in Dubai, has demonstrated the sophistication of its building capacity by delivering an advanced seismic vessel.

The Polarcus Nadia is to be the first in a series of four vessels built at Drydocks World which will make up the Polarcus fleet, a Dubai-based, marine geophysical company specialising in marine data acquisition across the world.

A range of innovative techniques were used in the construction of the double-hulled, 88.3 metre long Polarcus Nadia. The technology adheres to the highest environment standards with the vessel employing a diesel-electric propulsion system and high specification catalytic converters, enabling it to tow up to 12 steamers.

The project made use of the extensive expertise available to Drydocks World, serving to further demonstrate the wide and rapidly developing business investment opportunities in Dubai.

MP Singh, director of new building at Drydocks World, said: "The delivery of Polarcus Nadia is a milestone for us in the newbuilding division. This is the most advanced vessel built at the yard, which shows how far we have come in handling highly sophisticated projects."

Drydocks World has already won several international recognitions this year, including the Lloyd's List Shipbuilding/Shiprepair Award 2009.

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