NPCC Adds New Subsea Vessel to Its Fleet

The National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), a part of Senaat, owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, has expanded its fleet with a new offshore and subsea construction vessel.

The new vessel, Delma 2000, marks an investment of more than AED 330 million by NPCC to strengthen its service offering.

Eng. Ahmed Al Dhaheri, CEO of NPCC, said: “At NPCC, we are committed to strengthening our capabilities to serve our customers more efficiently and push the level of complex services that we can offer. A significant investment in enhancing our future growth prospects, more so as we expand our operations globally, the new vessel will enable us to undertake projects offshore that call for deep water competencies. As the UAE looks to tap into its newly identified and existing oil and gas resources, we will continue to support our partners in their operations through highly efficient solutions.”

He added: “As the EPC major of choice for the energy sector, we are expanding our geographic presence by serving major oil and gas companies in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and India, in addition to other core markets. This calls for bringing the most advanced facilities to the operations including a strong fleet of offshore vessels that can support shallow and deep-water operations. The addition of the state-of-the-art vessel, with exceptional strengths in full-field development will further add to our reputation in the industry and enable us to offer competitive and efficient services for our customers.”

The new ship is equipped with Class 3 dynamic positioning, and a 1,600 MT heavy-lift slewing crane, S-lay pipelay spread and a 200 MT subsea active-heave compensated crane with 2,000 meters of water-depth capacity. The vessel also has substantial accommodation facilities including 308 berths.

Built at the Pertama Dry Dock in Panama, the 2010 vessel is Special Purpose Ship (SPS) code compliant and has a deadweight of 17,963 MT and displacement of 35,374 MT. With overall length of 180 meters, the ship also has five offices and two conference rooms, a mess room that seats over 150, a large recreation room, a 24-seater cinema and fully equipped gym.

The ship’s main Liebherr fully revolving crane can lift 1,600 MT while the Active Heave Compensated Subsea Crane can lift 200 MT.

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