Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSS) has won a contract to build a shallow draught, self-propelled Jack-up Pontoon 3526 for the UAE-based contractor Aqua Diving Services (ADS).
Once delivered, it will be used primarily to deliver offshore support services, including the provision of accommodation facilities for personnel as well as operating as a work platform with crane facilities.
ADS has specifically designed the Jack-up for Middle East operations and is closely cooperating with Damen Shipyards Sharjah for the construction of the unit. The jack-up, which will be named the ‘Aqua Rise III’ and will have accommodation for up to 128 personnel with a 350m² of deck space and two cranes, rated at 75 and 15 tonnes respectively. The vessel will also be fitted with a helideck and life boats.
‘Aqua Rise III’ is due for delivery in early 2018 and promises to be a state of the art vessel offering services to a long list of clients in the Arabian Gulf.
Pascal Slingerland (Damen Sales Manager Middle East), Clive Frost (Manager Director Aqua Diving Services).