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Drydocks World reported the completion of maintenance work on Abu Dhabi UAE-based National Drilling Co.’s (NDC) jackup Cantilever type, self-elevating drilling platform, Delma, which was built in Brazil in 1983.
The scope of work consisted of complete overhaul of starboard crane and overhaul of port side crane, steel renewal in tanks, improving high pressure mud lines and stand pipe manifold and various pipes. The pipe lines were hydro-jetted and the rig was blasted and painted. The internal rig inspection, painting of legs and derrick was carried out using rope access.
Upgrade of the rig in addition to regular maintenance included replacement of two life boats and davits and shale shakers, fabrication and installation of BOP trolley beam and renewal of grass-hopper cable trays.
“We have developed our business strategy around the offshore oil and gas industry as we see definite long-term growth prospects in this field due to continued offshore exploration and development. Drilling rigs with enhanced capabilities are a prerequisite as search for new hydrocarbon reserves reach deeper and harsher waters,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World.