Jack-Up Rig – From Dubai to Malaysia, via Semi-Submersible Vessel

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Origin: Port Rashid – Dubai Dry Dock
Destination: Port of Lumut, Malaysia
Cargo: Jack-Up Rig
Volume: 5,800 Metric Tons/6,393 Short Tons
Dimensions: 55.9 x 40.2 x 122.4 M (lwh)

Our project specialists coordinate complex global ocean transportation of many converted jack-up rigs via semi-submersible vessels and barges. In this project, our Dubai and Malaysia offices jointly coordinated delivery of the jack-up from UAE to Malaysia. The jack-up cargo is a self-contained combination drilling rig and floating barge, fitted with long support legs that can be raised or lowered independently of each other. The jack-up is normally towed in the water (wet tow) locally onto location with its legs up and the barge section floating on the water. Upon arrival at the drilling location, the legs are then jacked down onto the seafloor, preloaded to securely drive them into the sea bottom, and then all three legs are jacked further down. This project required a local wet tow of the jack-up rig from Port Rashid to Dubai Dry Dock in order to complete a one-month maintenance program by the client. Upon completion, we coordinated another wet tow to the nearby Jebil Ali port for loading to ocean vessel. The rig was loaded onto the specialized semi-submersible vessel; the vessel deck is submerged under water via ballasting process and the rig is floated over the deck. The vessel is then de-ballasted and raised to secure the rig to the weather deck for a long sea voyage. The jack-up rig was delivered to Lumut, Malaysia, and discharged, then floated to the dock via wet tow. The client then hired us to reload to semi-submersible barge for final rig maintenance prior to deployment. We successfully completed the project on time with the cargo arriving in good condition. Our staff demonstrated expertise in coordinating vessel loading dates and schedules, handling inclement weather en route, and maintaining rig balance during ballasting/deballasting of the rig.

  • Jack-Up Rig – From Dubai to Malaysia, via Semi-Submersible Vessel

    Jack-Up Rig
  • Jack-Up Rig – From Dubai to Malaysia, via Semi-Submersible Vessel

    Jack-Up Rig
  • Jack-Up Rig – From Dubai to Malaysia, via Semi-Submersible Vessel

    Jack-Up Rig
  • Jack-Up Rig – From Dubai to Malaysia, via Semi-Submersible Vessel

    Jack-Up Rig
  • Jack-Up Rig – From Dubai to Malaysia, via Semi-Submersible Vessel

    Jack-Up Rig
  • Jack-Up Rig – From Dubai to Malaysia, via Semi-Submersible Vessel

    Jack-Up Rig