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Government | Monday 27 April, 2020 10:07 pm |

Drydocks World completes Turret Mooring System for Johan Castberg FPSO

Drydocks World, the service provider to the marine, offshore, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors has successfully completed construction on a Turret Mooring System (TMS) for SBM Offshore and end-client Equinor. The TMS will be integrated with the Johan Castberg Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel in Singapore, and deployed for operation offshore in the Norwegian Barents Sea.


The over 8,000T internal TMS will enable the vessel to passively weathervane around the anchor legs, while simultaneously transferring fluids, power, and communications signals between the vessel and the subsea equipment. Drydocks World completed the TMS in 4 units, and was responsible for the production engineering, procurement, construction and testing of system components.

Capt. Rado Antolovic PhD CEO of Drydocks World Dubai said “At Drydocks World we have the expertise and facilities to deliver high quality offshore technology, and we are proud to successfully deliver this project with 4.98 million injury free man-hours.

Despite the current challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have put every necessary measure in place to ensure our yard has the capabilities to keep production on-track, whilst keeping our employees safe, ultimately allowing us to deliver on our project commitments. 

We are very pleased for the opportunity to have worked with SBM Offshore and Equinor again, and look forward to further future collaboration.”

This is the 3rd TMS that SBM Offshore has awarded to Drydocks World, a leader in specialist TMS fabrication, having previously completed the world’s largest TMS together.

Thank you to all our employees, you are the heroes keeping energy flowing


Company Profile:

Over the past 36 years Drydocks World-Dubai has become a leading provider of marine and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors. Conceived as an ambitious project under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum the late Ruler of Dubai, the yard is strategically located in a rapidly developing region of the world.


Drydocks World completes over 300 projects a year on average, with a record of handling 42 refurbishment projects simultaneously. The yard is spread over 200 hectares, 4 dry docks, with the largest dock capable of handling the world’s largest ship, and over 3,700m of berth space. Innovative projects have been constructed in Drydocks World, breaking records for some of the largest new build offshore fabrication projects worldwide. 


The yard has received numerous awards and accolades including the British Safety Council’s prestigious “5 Star” rating for the past 14 years and the “Sword of Honor” on 11 occasions. Drydocks World aims to consistently deliver excellence and to achieve further success for the UAE’s maritime industry, positioning Drydocks World as an international yard of choice.


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