Lift boat delivered to MilahaVessel & ROV News // April 22, 2016
Milaha in the Middle East has taken delivery of a new lift boat which it plans to use primarily for maintenance work in the offshore oil and gas sector. It says the new unit is the largest lift boat operated by a Qatari company.
Milaha Explorer has a large deck area and variable loading capacity and can accommodate 300 people onboard. In a statement, the company said the lift boat’s capabilities “will help enhance the company’s diverse portfolio of offerings to the offshore oil and gas sector, particularly in support of clients’ brown field operations.”
Milaha president and chief executive Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai said: “Milaha Explorer will allow us to partner ever more closely with leading global energy companies to meet their diverse needs. We are optimistic about continued growth opportunities despite the current challenges in the offshore oil and gas sector, and this newbuild lift boat will enable us to further strengthen our position in the region and beyond.”
Milaha Explorer was built by Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industries Co Ltd at its yard in Liaoning Province in China, and was designed by the China-based Tianjin De-Sail Machinery Equipment Co Ltd.