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Drydocks World completes Dubai Petroleum's Rashid D platform

More than 700,000 LTI-free man-hours logged by project, DP World official says

The topside and 500 tonne jacket for Drydocks World's Rashid D Wellhead Platform [pictured] are now complete.
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The topside and 500 tonne jacket for Drydocks World's Rashid D Wellhead Platform [pictured] are now complete.

Dubai’s Drydocks World has announced the completion of two critical aspects of the Rashid D Wellhead Platform for TechnipFMC on behalf of the offshore structure’s end-client, Dubai Petroleum.

The government-owned company said the topside – an oil and gas processing module weighing 950 tonnes (t) and designed for unmanned offshore operation with a life-span of 25 years – is now finished. 

This aspect of the platform contains “advanced piping and control systems”, all of which Drydocks World said it has fabricated, integrated, and pre-commissioned, as UAE state-news agency Wam reported.

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Also complete is the 500 t jacket structure, designed to support the topside offshore in Dubai at a sea depth of 31m.

The scope of work also included pile fabrication, the oil and water injection, and the gas riser’s fabrication, as well as subsea spools for connecting the platform to Dubai Petroleum’s existing offshore subsea network. This unmanned platform is capable of oil handling, gas lifting, and water injection.

The development logged more than 700,000 loss-time injury-free man-hours, Capt Dr Rado Antolovic, chief executive officer and managing director of DP World’s maritime services division said, according to a statement on Drydocks World's website.

Speaking on the platform's completion, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and chief executive officer of DP World and chairman of Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, said: "The completion of the flagship platform Rashid D culminates Drydocks World’s position as a provider of the best maritime services that support performance, in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai."

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Nabil Aouad, vice president subsea for TechnipFMC, added Rashid D “marks another fast track achievement” through the joint efforts of Dubai Petroleum, Drydocks World Dubai, and TechnipFMC to deliver this project in less than 10 months after award.

The Dubai shipyard of Drydocks World, a Dubai World subsidiary, is the largest facility of its kind in the Middle East.

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