‘SAFEEN Surveyor’ will support subsea inspection, repair, and maintenance works
Abu Dhabi, UAE: SAFEEN Group’s offshore division, part of AD Ports Group, has announced the acquisition of a support vessel to enhance the Group’s subsea service capabilities.
Built in 2014, the vessel will operate under the name ‘SAFEEN Surveyor’ and will undergo an extensive conversion prior to commencing operations, including installation of an integrated dive system to support pipeline repair and maintenance.
The vessel has a successful track record in projects in the Middle East, where it has provided a range of support services including subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM), and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) works.
‘SAFEEN Surveyor’ is a dynamic positioning system-equipped Vik-Sandvik Design VS460 MKIII subsea service vessel that can accommodate 60 people, with an overall length of 75.5 metres and 6,300 deadweight tonnage. It has a built-in 80T active heave compensation (AHC) Offshore Crane for service in water depths of up to 2,000m.
Captain Ammar Al Shaiba, Acting CEO – Maritime Cluster and SAFEEN Group, AD Ports Group, said: “The acquisition of ‘SAFEEN Surveyor’ is part of our wider expansion strategy to build capacity and enhance the portfolio of services we can offer customers around the world. We see significant potential for growth in the subsea support sector, particularly in inspection, repair and maintenance, and the ‘SAFEEN Surveyor’ has already performed admirably in these areas.”
“The maritime services sector is extremely dynamic in the MENA region, and we believe we have a compelling proposition supported by the most advanced infrastructure and fleet.”
SAFEEN Group continues to expand its fleet of vessels as part of an ambitious growth programme that looks to deliver a comprehensive range of services across shipping, transshipment, offshore, subsea and marine services.
About AD Ports Group:
Established in 2006, AD Ports Group today serves as the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade, as well as a bridge linking Abu Dhabi to the world. Listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: ADPORTS), AD Ports Group’s vertically integrated business approach has proven instrumental in driving the emirate’s economic development over the past decade.
Operating several clusters covering Ports, Economic Cities & Free Zones, Maritime, Logistics, and Digital, AD Ports Group’s portfolio comprises 10 ports and terminals, and more than 550 square kilometres of economic zones within KEZAD Group, the largest integrated trade, logistics, and industrial business grouping in the Middle East.
AD Ports Group is rated A+ by S&P and A+ by Fitch.
About SAFEEN Group
SAFEEN Group is the maritime services arm of AD Ports Group and a global maritime industry leader. SAFEEN Group is a provider of world-class integrated services, delivering value to customers across its international footprint. Focusing on key sectors – marine services, shipping including transshipment and feedering and offshore and subsea solutions. SAFEEN Group’s team of professionals and state-of-the art fleet ensure maximum efficiency, effectiveness and the highest international standards for its clients.