Drydocks World - Dubai delivers 3-D seismic vessel Polarcus Nadia

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    • Drydocks World – Dubai delivers 3-D seismic vessel Polarcus Nadia

      Drydocks World - Dubai marked a high point in its sophisticated new building capability with the delivery of Polarcus Nadia, the most advanced seismic vessel built at the yard to date.

      The vessel, first of a series of four vessels to be built at Drydocks World – Dubai (DDW-D), is to be part of the Polarcus fleet, the Dubai-based, leading marine geophysical company specialising in towed streamer marine data acquisition across the world.

      The double-hulled, 88.3 metre long Polarcus Nadia is a highly advanced 3D seismic vessel. The Dubai yard’s all-inclusive expertise was utilized in full force to make the purpose-built vessel meet the stringent demands of offshore seismic operators. The vessel is capable of towing up to 12 steamers.

      Polarcus Nadia is of Ulstein SX 124 design and incorporates a number of innovative features. The technology adheres to the highest environment standards. It has a diesel-electric propulsion system and high specification catalytic converters. The vessel also includes a range of advanced safety features including a DP 2 dynamic positioning system and bilge water cleaning that conforms to international norms.

      MP Singh, Director – New Building, DDW-D, said: “The delivery of Polarcus Nadia is a milestone for us in the newbuilding division. This is the most advanced vessel built at the yard, which shows how far we have come in handling highly sophisticated projects. The work was completed well within time – demonstrating our yard’s reliability and capability to meet deadlines.”

      DDW-D has been on a comprehensive facility and service expansion drive with the aim to achieve highest level capability in taking up most sophisticated projects in newbuilding, repair and conversion. The yard has won several international recognitions this year, including the Lloyd’s List Shipbuilding/Shiprepair Award 2009. It has been named the Lloyd’s List Shipyard of the Year for four consecutive years, from 2005 to 2008.