Damen Shipyards Sharjah awarded jack-up pontoon contract

Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSS) in the United Arab Emirates has won a contract to build a shallow draught, self-propelled jack-up pontoon for the UAE-based contractor Aqua Diving Services.

Once delivered, it will be used primarily to deliver offshore support services, including the provision of accommodation facilities for personnel as well as operating as a work platform with crane facilities.

Aqua Diving Services (ADS) has designed the jack-up for Middle East operations and is cooperating with Damen Shipyards Sharjah for the construction of the unit.

The jack-up, which will be named ‘Aqua Rise III’, will have accommodation for up to 128 personnel with 350m² of deck space and two cranes, rated at 75 and 15 tonnes respectively.

The vessel will also be fitted with a helideck and life boats.