Grandweld Shipyards, a leading UAE-based shipbuilding and ship repair facility, has successfully delivered the second of the three new 42-meter crew boats (GrandSuperior), built for Allianz Middle East Ship Management, a leading provider of offshore support vessels and marine logistics services.
Named Allianz Surfer 2, the crew boat is expected to join the charter contract for ADNOC offshore projects, as part of the UAE’s strategy to increase its oil and gas production capacity.
The official delivery ceremony recently took place at Grandweld’s headquarters in Dubai Maritime City (DMC), in the presence of Eng. Jamal Abki, General Manager, Grandweld Shipyards and Ahmed T. Khalil, General Manager, Allianz Middle East Ship Management.
The GrandSuperior 42m crewboat series has been developed and refined over 15 years by Grandweld’s in-house engineering team. It is capable of transferring 100 pax and up to 70T of deck cargo.
“The completion of the second boat will give us good momentum to accomplish the rest of the project,” commented Engr. Abki.
“Our fleet of boats is a part of projects with ADNOC, this means that quality and excellence were a top priority,” remarked Khalil.