Self-propelled vessel built in Abu Dhabi by Gulf Marine Services

IMG_2861Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 November 2016 – His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, today visited the GMS Evolution, a technologically advanced offshore drilling vessel, built in Abu Dhabi by Gulf Marine Services (GMS).

The vessel that is on display at ADIPEC, the world’s most influential oil and gas show, taking place in the UAE capital, is the first of its type and size to be displayed at ADIPEC.

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The GMS Evolution, built at GMS’ shipyard in Mussafah, is a four-legged, self-propelled vessel fitted with a revolutionary new cantilever system. It offers innovative cost-effective solutions for work that have traditionally been performed by more expensive non-propelled drilling rigs.

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Self Elevated Support Vessels (SESVs) are important tools for companies such as ADNOC as they greatly reduce drilling time, cost, and environmental impact. They can be used for a wide variety of purposes, supporting the installation, maintenance and refurbishment of offshore oil and gas platforms and wind turbines, together with well intervention work.

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