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Drydocks World wins Hallin Marine contract

Singapore: Drydocks World has won a contract to build a new state-of-the-art oil well intervention Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS) vessel, representing a third order from integrated energy industries service provider Hallin Marine. The vessel will cost a total of US$110m.

Designed by STX Canada Marine Inc, the diesel/electric CSS's primary function is to facilitate repair and maintenance to an existing well, via chemical injection on braided lines, extending perforation tunnels and effectively maximising and extending the productive life of the well.

The CSS is equipped with four fixed-pitch Azimuth thruster units and full DP-3 capacity, which enables automatic as well as manual dynamic positioning/heading control in harsh environmental conditions, and has a multiple inherent fail-safe capability.  [21/05/10]

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