Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSS) in the United Arab Emirates has won a contract to build a shallow draught, self-propelled Jack-up Pontoon 3526 for the UAE-based subsea contractor Aqua Diving Services.
Once delivered, it will be used primarily to deliver offshore support services, including the provision of accommodation facilities for personnel as well as operating as a work platform with crane facilities.
The jack-up, which will be named the Aqua Rise III, will have accommodation for up to 128 personnel with a 350m² of deck space and two cranes. The vessel will also be fitted with a helideck and life boats.
Aqua Rise III is due for delivery in early 2018.