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Drydocks World to deliver calm buoys for Ras Markaz

31 Jan 2021

Drydocks World, the Dubai-based leading service provider to the marine, offshore, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, has completed the production of two calm buoys for the sultanate’s Ras Markaz Crude Oil Park Project for its clients Bluewater Energy Services, China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co (Oman Branch) and Oman Tank Terminal Company.

Catenary anchor leg mooring calm buoys act as offshore floating hulls to transfer stabilised crude and refined hydrocarbon products while tethering even the largest crude carriers to onshore terminals via up to 400 megatonnes hawser load.

These calm buoys will eventually be moored at a crude oil storage terminal off the coast of Oman with a maximum transfer capacity of each 2×8,000 cubic metre per hour, Drydocks World said in a statement on Sunday.

Capt Rado Antolovic, CEO of Drydocks World, said, “Delivering another major project outcome for Bluewater Energy Services, China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co (Oman Branch) and Oman Tank Terminal Company, is a testament to our continued partnership. I’m proud of the trust shown in the Drydocks World team to deliver for a key partner and look forward to collaborating again on future projects.”

Oman Tank Terminal Company, a subsidiary of OQ, is building the Ras Markaz Crude Oil Park, which will be the Middle East’s biggest oil storage facility, located about 80km from Duqm Refinery. The Ras Markaz Crude Oil Park marks an important component of the Special Economic Zone at Duqm where the crude-oil will be stored in giant tanks that are currently being built and will be connected to Duqm Refinery afterwards.

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