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Zentech Awarded Detail Engineering Contract for IMI-2030 Class of Jack-up Drilling Rigs

Houston-based marine engineering firm, Zentech Inc. has been awarded a detail design engineering contract, by International Maritime Industries (IMI) of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the construction of IMI-2030 Class of Jack-up drilling rigs.

IMI has one of the biggest shipyards in the world to build drilling rigs, Ships, Boats, Barges and various other types of offshore vessels. IMI plans to build 18 of these Class of Jack-up drilling rigs in its Shipyard.

Zentech logoZentech will perform the detailed engineering design of all structures and systems and deliver fabrication drawings to IMI. The detail design will entail all construction details allowing IMI to build the rig(s) in its own shipyard. Structures will include Hull, Quarters, Helideck, Cantilever package, Drill Floor, Legs, and Spud Cans including foundations for all equipment. The detail design will meet the rules and specifications of Saudi Aramco Schedule G, ARO, IMI, ABS and the Basic design basis. Systems will include all Piping, Electrical and Instrumentation and HVAC systems.

Zentech is producing the detail design in agreement with the operational and construction team of IMI and its Client ARO. The detail design will be approved by and built to the Class Society of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

“Zentech was selected for their rich, 4-decade plus of expertise in Jack-up Drilling Rig Designs and Operational Knowledge during construction, commissioning, going-on and off location experience through its head office in Houston and its overseas offices in UAE, and India. Zentech can provide detail design engineering service for such projects due to their nimbleness, and strong ‘Service Quality’ culture,” said Dr. Abdullah Alahmari, CEO of IMI.

“We are very excited to work with IMI on this and, potentially, their future projects. We have always dedicated ourselves to our strong culture of putting our customers first and providing them with innovative engineering solutions. We see a bright future for both of our companies,” said Ramesh Maini, CEO of Zentech Incorporated.

International Maritime Industries will soon be the biggest shipyard in the Middle East and one of the biggest shipyards in the world. IMI is the largest integrated, full service maritime yard in MENA offering competitive, safe, high quality and on-time solutions to ship and rig customers around the globe. Located at Ras Al-Khair on the east coast of Saudi Arabia, International Maritime Industries is a joint venture between recognized global industry leaders (Saudi Aramco, Bahri, Lamprell and Hyundai Heavy Industries) in both manufacturing and operations delivering technical insights, supply chain efficiencies, and life cycle partnerships.

Zentech Incorporated is a Houston, Texas based marine engineering, project and construction management and naval architecture firm specializing in offshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries. Over forty (40) years of experience providing innovative engineering solutions employing a professional staff spread over six (6) international locations. Zentech’s expertise encompasses Jack-up drilling units, dynamically positioned semi-submersibles, drill-ships, modular platform drilling rigs, barge rigs, fixed offshore platforms, floating production systems, including reactivation and conversion of existing rigs, EPIC contracts for MOPU conversions, and risers and pipelines. Zentech has been involved in several other unique projects, with specialized expertise. Zentech expertise includes Predictive analytics of major drilling equipment, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Scanning, and un-manned inspection using drones and LIDAR camera inside tanks, chimneys, large oil tanks, and other areas not easily accessible to humans.

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