Three dredgers from Great Lakes simultaneously docked at Asry

Three dredgers from Great Lakes simultaneously docked at Asry

Asry busy with various jobs

01 September 2014

ASRY has reported it has completed jobs for new customers who called in for repairs.

“Recent ship repair completions at Asry demonstrated the yard’s ability to attract new customers, but also keep them coming back,” it said in a statement. A new client from Norway, Westfal Larsen, brought their first vessel, Falkanger, to the yard, receiving routine dry-docking jobs, hull treatment, closing of bow thruster tunnel and some mechanical jobs. Asry also had the unique situation of docking three vessels from a single long-term customer.  Three trailing suction hopper dredgers from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company were in the dock for four days to carry out hull cleaning, scrapping and propeller polishing jobs. “This same client also trusted Asry with a major conversion of one of their dredgers in 2010, demonstrating the emphasis of long-term relationships to Asry,” the statement said.

Also noteworthy recently were the visits of Agros and Tromso, the second and third vessel to dry-dock at Asry from World Tanker Management in Singapore after Strovolos in 2012. “Choosing the yard for multiple vessels is a satisfying testament for Asry, who turned around the jobs in quick time, with a 25-day job for Agros doing routine dry-docking jobs, tank steel renewals, heating coil renewals, piping works and mechanical jobs, followed by an 85-tonne renewal of bottom steel in 11 days on Tromso,” said the shipyard.



Asry’s Offshore Division continues to be busy with six rigs still at the yard. Nabors Rig 655 is undergoing minor repairs, as is Shelf’s High Island 7, while Focus Energy’s Jupiter 1 has completed Phase One of her maintenance plans. Three of Saudi Aramco’s jack ups are at Asry; ARB 1 is in for leg guide repairs, while ARB 2 and Arabiyah 3 are both undergoing five-year surveys.

“2014 has proved a solid year so far for offshore work, and the pipeline for Q4 is equally positive,” Asry said.

While the Construction and Engineering Division continues to focus on bidding for new construction for clients in the Arabian Gulf, it remains busy with engineering design and support. Recent completed works include designing a cooling system for using high-capacity compressors on Saudi Aramco’s Safaniya 5, and new equipment installation and foundation structural analysis on various rigs and lift barges. Saudi Aramco, has also requested an evaluation of jacking gear loads after completion of repairs on ARB2. Work is also continuing towards pre-engineering ballast water treatment system installation on KOTC ships – the engine room and pump room for the ninth ship (a VLCC and last for this project) were 3D scanned at Kuwait anchorage and final engineering reports for other vessels were in progress.

Asry is the Arabian Gulf’s most experienced ship and rig repair yard. Founded in 1977 in Bahrain, it has over 35 years of experience in marine asset optimisation. Its leading range of facilities includes a 500,000 dwt drydock, two floating docks of 252 m and 227 m in length, 15 repair berths with a total length of approximately 4,000 m, twin 255 m slipways, as well as a full range of workshops and service centres. The yard’s portfolio of capabilities is not only the largest in the Arabian Gulf, but also includes jack-up rigs and other offshore assets, due to a dedicated division – Asry Offshore Services. Combined with a series of other diversifications including a Consultancy Division for marine engineering packages, Asry is a multi-functional marine services hub committed to providing international standards to global ship owners operating in the Arabian Gulf.

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