Zentech Awarded Detail Engineering Contract by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
November 09, 2022
Zentech Awarded Detail Engineering Contract by International Maritime Industries (IMI) of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston-based marine engineering firm, Zentech Inc. has been awarded a detailed design engineering contract, by International Maritime Industries (IMI) of the 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 will perform the detailed engineering design of all structures and systems and deliver fabrication drawings to IMI. The detailed 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 detailed 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 detailed design in agreement with the operational and construction team of IMI and its Client ARO. The detailed design will be approved by and built by the Class Society of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
“Zentech was selected for its 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 detailed 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.
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 unmanned inspection using drones and LIDAR cameras inside tanks, chimneys, large oil tanks, and other areas not easily accessible to humans.
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