In February 2005, NDC enhanced
its offshore rig services by adding aMulti-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV),
Al-Ghweifat, to its fleet.
This self-propelled jackup barge
comes with specifications that
extend and upgrade the capabilities
of the region's infrastructure.
Al-Ghweifat's open truss legs allow it to function smoothly in waters up to 115 feet deep, with water
currents of 1.5 knots and winds up to 40 knots. In emergency situations, it can withstand winds up to
68 knots, surface currents of 2.5 knots and waves up to 36 feet. Its DNV class 210-ton crane has a 360
degree swivel range and a 120 foot radius, while two smaller 70-ton cranes complete its unrivalled
craneage capacity. Special attention is paid to crew comfort and safety. Spacious quarters, ample
power supply, state-of-the-art communications and instrumentation equipment make NDC's
Al-Ghweifat the most desirable and capable support vessel in UAE waters.