April 20, 2016. Dubai, UAE- Milaha has taken delivery of a new lift boat which will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts. Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, and Mr. Vivek Seth, CEO of Halul Offshore Services recently attended the launch and naming ceremony of the vessel at the Bohai Shipyard in China.
Named the ‘Milaha Explorer,’ the newbuild will be the biggest lift boat to be owned by a Qatari company, with a large deck area and variable load capacity, as well as the ability to accommodate 300 persons on board. The lift boat’s capabilities will help enhance the company’s diverse portfolio of offerings to the offshore oil and gas sector, particularly in support of its clients’ brown field operations.
Milaha President and CEO Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai said: “We are delighted to add the ‘Milaha Explorer’ to our fleet, which allows us to partner ever more closely with leading global energy companies to meet their diverse needs, now and in the future. We are optimistic about continued growth opportunities despite the current challenges in the oil and gas sector, and this newbuild lift boat will enable us to further strengthen our position in the region and beyond.”
For his part, Mr. Vivek Seth, CEO of Halul Offshore Services Co., said: “We have ordered a particularly large lift boat to address the growing demand for these types of assets, both in the region and the world. We believe that this strategic asset will help augment our status as a partner in the life extension of mature fields and enhanced field maintenance services.”
‘Milaha Explorer’ was built by Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. at its yard in Liaoning Province in China, and was designed by the China-based Tianjin De-Sail Machinery Equipment Co. Ltd.