HIDD, Bahrain – Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) has opened a new 1.38-km (0.86-mi) repair quay wall.
The facility is northeast of the existing yard in an area known as the ASRY Basin. It was designed by Royal Haskoning in the UK and built by Bahraini company Nass Contracting.
The quay wall, with a water depth alongside of 12 m (39.3 ft), can accommodate three 300,000 dwt vessels at the same time.
Equipment will include two Kranich single-jib cranes, both lightweight, low maintenance units suited to the requirements of ship and offshore drilling rig repairs and installation work. Both should be installed in March.
ASRY’s specialist offshore division ASRY Offshore Services is one of the main jackup rig repair specialists in the Middle East region.
One of its assignments this year was to perform modifications and upgrades to Rowan’s Bob Palmer, a 2003-built LeTourneau Super Gorilla XL 224-C jackup in preparation for a three-year charter for Saudi Aramco.
The program, completed in mid-year, included fabrication and installation of 18 new mud pit agitators; reconfiguration of the helideck; removal and refit of the cantilever extension structures; fabrication and installation of a flare boom and King Post pipelines; and installation of 2,700 m (8,858 ft) of HP pipe.