ABERDEEN -- Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has awarded Noble Denton a $3.5 million contract to carry out detailed design work for a new elevated support vessel.
The scope of work involves the preparation of a design package and license for a multi-purpose self-propelled jackup vessel, the Gusto MSC NG-2500X. The full detailed engineering work will be carried out by ODL from its Sharjah base and work on the primary structure is already underway.
The NG-2500X is designed to perform field moves and jacking operations without tug assistance. The current design is intended for well services, repair and maintenance, installation and decommissioning projects. It has accommodation for 150 personnel, a 280-ton (254-metric ton) crane and can operate in 200 ft (61 m) of water. The unit will be built in compliance with ABS regulations and Panama Flag and to full North Sea specifications. Hull construction will take place in China and will take approximately nine months to finish. The vessel will then be completed in the UAE at GMS own facility.