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    Zamil Offshore launches DSV

    Vessel & ROV News // July 1, 2009

    Zamil Offshore Services has launched the Diving Support Vessel (DSV) Algosaibi 51, which it is buiklding for Khalifa Abdulrahman Al Gosaibi Diving Company. This represents the yard's first contract with the Saudi private sector.

    The ship is 49m in length with a breadth of 12m and is powered twin engines each delivering 1,200kW.

    The DSV is expected to be delivered two months prior to the contract deadline after the completion of outfitting.

    Two weeks ago, the company delivered Zamil 54, the third Rolls Royce UT 733 AHTS for Saudi Aramco. Delivery of its sister Zamil 55, is underway.

    The company recently signed a contract with the Saudi Sea Ports Authority to build a modern shipbuilding and ship repair facility on reclaimed land inside King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.

    Zamil's new shipyard will be equipped with a modern shiplift capable of handling vessels up to 5,000 tonnes. 

    The new yard layout includes the construction of nine berths to enable the yard to build and repair nine vessels simultaneously. It will also include extensive outfitting and fabrication workshops.

    The new shipyard will also provide training and employment opportunities for Saudi workers.


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