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Drydocks World – Dubai has completed 23 vessel conversion and modification projects since delivering the yard’s first major project FSO Nkossa 1 in July 1996. The largest conversion FPSO Frade, had a man-hour consumption of nearly 13 million. The shipyard has progressively augmented its capabilities especially the steel and pipe capacity to address the increased loads associated with conversion projects. In 2009, the shipyard added two new VLCC berths with a wide jetty to facilitate FPSO conversion activity and has further expanded and upgraded its pipe shop with modern equipment in 2010. The projects have varied in scope and scale and have increasingly become sophisticated in recent years. The yard’s first FSRU conversion project – FSRU Toscana, has been implemented with meticulous planning and high quality surpassing the industry standard.

The projects and clients are as follows:





Saipem Energy Services SpA Tanker Betatank II to FPSO Firenze
Saipem SpA for Sonangol VLCC Magdeline to FPSO Gimboa

Saipem SpA for Petrobras

VLCC Margaux to FPSO Cidade de Vitoria
SBM IMODCO for Chevron VLCC Lu San to FPSO Frade
SBM Offshore N.V. and Sonangol for Exxon Mobil Corporation VLCC Mosocean into FPSO Xikomba
Single Buoy Moorings Inc. Conventional VLCC to FPSO Atlantic

Conventional Crude Carrier Stena Contender to FSO Nkossa1

Saipem, ENI/Single Buoy Moorings Inc. Conventional medium size crude tanker to FPSO Mystras II
Fred Olsen Production AS for Canadian Natural Resources Limited VLCC to FPSO Knock Allan
Fred Olsen Production A.S. for Addax Petroleum and Sinopec VLCC Elgreco to FPSO Knock Adoon
FPSOcean Shuttle tanker to FPSO Deep Producer I
FSO Red Band Inc., Fred.Olsen Production A.S. for Maersk Oil World’s largest tanker T/T Jahre Viking to FSO Knock Nevis
Mercator Lines Tanker to FSO Prem Pride
Teekay Shipping (Norway) As for Occidental Petroleum Corporation Shuttle tanker to FSO Falcon Spirit
EuroNav and Overseas Shipholding Group for Maersk Oil ULCC TI Asia to FSO Asia

ULCC TI Africa to FSO Africa

BW Offshore for Murmansk Commercial Seaport Tanker to FSO Berge Pioneer
FSRU Saipem SpA for Offshore LNG Toscana LNG carrier Golar Frost to FSRU Toscana
Others Teekay Marine Service AS Suezmax conventional oil tanker to Shuttle tanker Navion Gothenburg

Aframax conventional oil tanker to Shuttle tanker Navion Bergen

Consortium comprising of Woodside Energy Ltd., Shell International, BHP, BP Amoco, Chevron and Mitsui/Mitsubishi Upgrade of FPSO Cossack Pioneer
Scandic Shipmanagement Modification of Golden Arrow – I
Saipem Sp.A. Upgrading DLB Castoro 2
Torvald Klaveness Gearless panamax bulk carrier Balsfjord to self Un-loader vessel