Grandweld Shipyards is to build five 42m GrandExtreme crew boats for its long term client, Jana Marine.
This order brings the total number of vessels built by Grandweld for Jana Marine to twelve vessels, with Grandweld previously having built seven vessels for Jana Marine, including four crewboats, one work vessel and two harbour tugs.
“This large order ensures we have a solid shipbuilding order book till the end of 2023. Customers only return when they see great value in the products and we are very pleased to have achieved this again with Jana Marine,” said Jamal Abki, general manager of Grandweld Shipyards.
”Grandweld has delivered the majority of crewboats to this region, with the key reason being that we build the best crewboat designs for the market.”
The order is for the new Grandweld’s ‘GrandExtreme’ design, a 42m crewboat series developed by Grandweld’s in-house engineering department.
GrandExtreme design builds on its sister series, the GrandSuperior, by offering a wider, more spacious accommodation area, with an interior layout that can be customised to meet different charter requirements.
The first vessel will be uniquely designed with a higher offshore personnel capacity of 135, will meet the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code for carrying dangerous goods and will have higher fuel capacity of 120cu.m. The other four vessels have a GrandMajlis lounge, office, large workshop, storeroom and offshore personnel seating. The vessels are in full compliance with the end customer’s latest requirements in Saudi Arabia.
Mohammed Al Subaie, managing director of Jana Marine, said: “The GrandExtreme design will differentiate Jana’s crewboat fleet in the crewboat market, as it has proven capabilities, reliability and quality we always see from Grandweld, with the addition of added comfort and space for personnel.”
Delivery of the first vessel will be in nine months.