Aqua Rise III is one of our special newbuilding projects completed recently for AQUA DIVING SERVICES LTD (ADS). It is a first of a kind of Jack-up Barge newbuilding project in any of the Damen Shipyards worldwide.
The primary function of Aqua Rise III is to provide accommodation requirements in Offshore projects in the GCC region. She has a capacity of 126 persons accommodation facility onboard. Clear Deck Space of 310 m2 and two cranes of 100 tonnes and 30 tonnes make Aqua Rise III a suitable work over platform for the offshore fields in the region. The detailed engineering of this complex vessel was a challenge considering the limited space available, MODU (Mobile Offshore Drilling Units) regulations and the amount of equipment installed. One of the biggest challenges was the installation of 1 kilometer of complex Hydraulic piping for the jacking system in a very tight space.
During the construction stages, the coordination on onboard between various trades and subcontractor for this complex vessel was a new experience for our project engineer Mr. Rahul Haridas. We worked in co-operation with ADS project Manager Mr. Edward Bowen with all construction stages checked and approved by him. The vessel is built under RINA Classification with MODU regulations.
Aqua Rise III
We installed 4 pieces of 80 tonnes 50 metres long leg of the Aqua Rise III, where we had a gap of only millimeters to install it. The legs were also built on site by Albwardy Damen also. Due to the accurate controls and measurement checks during the construction of the legs fitting installation was made easy using a 600 tonnes Crawler crane.
The Aqua Rise III dimension was close to the maximum allowable width allowable in our synchro lift. There was only a 25 centimeter gap remaining on the synchro lift while launching the Aqua Rise III.
It was a proud moment for us and ADS when the vessel was lifted out of the water using jacking system for the first time. With the delivery of Aqua Rise III, we have extended our portfolio to building Jack ups for the offshore market. It has also given us confidence for any future legs manufacturing and repairs.