Drydocks World delivers second Modular Capture Vessel – Eagle Louisiana for U.S

DUBAI: Drydocks World has announced the completion and delivery of Eagle Louisiana, the second of two Modular Capture Vessels (MCV) for the U.S. The first MCV, Eagle Texas, sailed away from Drydocks World’s yard in August last year. The vessels are the world’s first MCVs. Drydocks World converted the AFRAmax tanker for AET, a global leader in petroleum shipping, which has a 20-year agreement with Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) for the operation of the MCVs.

Ten world-renowned companies form MWCC: ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips, Anadarko, Shell, Apache, Statoil , BHP Billiton, Hess – all of them committed to safe deepwater drilling in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The MCVs will operate as normal tankers in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and will be outfitted and deployed for containment services in the event of a deepwater well control incident in the region.

“We have once again proven our exemplary project management capabilities, engineering solutions, commitment to the industry and the drive to face challenges in delivering pioneering projects with world leaders like AET and MWCC,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.

“This is a pioneering project. A newly-fabricated subsea containment assembly will attach to risers and other containment equipment to direct the flow of fluids to the MCVs for processing and storage. We are delighted to have been associated with this ground-breaking project. This accomplishment also represents two million man-hours without a single Lost Time Injury, which together with the four million man-hours on Eagle Texas is quite an outstanding achievement.”

SOURCE: WAM