Drydocks World – Dubai has completed 23 vessel conversion and modification projects since delivering the yard’s first major project FSO Nkossa 1 in July 1996. The largest conversion FPSO Frade, had a man-hour consumption of nearly 13 million. The shipyard has progressively augmented its capabilities especially the steel and pipe capacity to address the increased loads associated with conversion projects. In 2009, the shipyard added two new VLCC berths with a wide jetty to facilitate FPSO conversion activity and has further expanded and upgraded its pipe shop with modern equipment in 2010. The projects have varied in scope and scale and have increasingly become sophisticated in recent years. The yard’s first FSRU conversion project – FSRU Toscana, has been implemented with meticulous planning and high quality surpassing the industry standard.
The projects and clients are as follows: