The new $5.2bn mega shipyard complex being developed by International Maritime Industries (IMI) hosted a Q&A session for potential supply chain partners at the Seatrade Maritime Middle East event in Dubai in the last week of October 2018.
UAE-headquartered shipyard Lamprell is set to build the first two jack-up rigs for Saudi mega-yard International Maritime Industries (IMI).
Making its debut at Posidonia last week was the new International Maritime Industries (IMI) $5.2bn mega-yard at Ras Al Khair on the Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia, 70% jointly owned by Saudi Aramco (50.1%) and its most important tonnage provider Bahri (19.9%), the remainder belonging to UAE-based rig builder Lamprell (20%) and shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) (10%) of Korea.
With the new Saudi mega-shipyard International Maritime Industries (IMI) set for a 20 drilling rig newbuild order from ARO Drilling significant components for the first two rigs are expected to sub-contracted to Lamprell, one of the joint venture partners.
The joint venture between Saudi Aramco, Bahri, Lamprell and Hyundai Heavy Industries to build a $5.2bn mega-yard in Saudi Arabia has been officially launched.