Zentech Awarded Basic Engineering Contract by Jana Marine Services (JMS) of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Zentech Awarded Basic Engineering Contract by Jana Marine Services (JMS) of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

November 30, 2023

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston-based marine engineering firm, Zentech Inc., has been awarded a basic design engineering contract for two (2) self-elevating Jack-up Barge vessels, the Jana 506 and the Jana 507 by Jana Marine Services (JMS), a leading marine offshore services company in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Zentech Z-210 Type-C design will be used for the construction of these two (2) self-propelled, Self-Elevating Jack-up Barge vessels.

Zentech will perform the basic design engineering of these vessels which will include all basic engineering details and drawings allowing JMS to build the rig(s) in its shipyard of choice. The design will include Hull, Living Quarters, Helideck, Cranes, Thrusters, Legs, and Spud Cans. The basic engineering design will meet the Oil major specifications.

In addition, the basic engineering design will be approved by and built to the Class Society of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) rules and specifications and will be classed as a (✠A1, Self-elevating Unit, Ⓔ, ✠ AMS, CRC, Accommodation Service, CPS, UWILD, HELIDK, PMP, ENVIRO, SMART (INF, SHM, MHM), IDM-A, or equivalent) vessel.

“Zentech was selected for their rich, 45+ years of expertise in Jack-up Rig Designs and their strong commitment to being our partners of strength in delivering exceptional and innovative solutions to our clients. Their design capabilities are renowned for their cutting-edge technology and outstanding performance, which aligns perfectly with our vision to provide state-of-the-art solutions to our stakeholders in the industry. This award marks a pivotal step in our ongoing efforts to elevate our offerings and ensure continuous improvement in all our services and assets. We are excited about the possibilities this collaboration holds for setting new standards in the industry”, said Mr. Mohammed Alsubaie, CEO of Jana Marine Services.

“We are very excited to work with Jana Marine Services, a respected and strong player in the oil and gas service market in the Middle East in general and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in particular on this project and, potentially, on their future projects. We have always dedicated ourselves to our strong culture of putting our customers first and providing them with innovative engineering solutions and this venture will be no different. Through this award, we hope to position ourselves as an important strategic partner of Jan Marine Services and we see a bright future for both of our companies,” said Ramesh Maini, CEO of Zentech Incorporated.

Jana Marine LLC (JMS) was established in April 2013 and is an exclusively owned subsidiary of Rashed Al-Rashed & Sons Group. It provides first-class marine offshore Services to the Oil & Gas sector in the Arabian Gulf region and beyond. Major areas of expertise and services offered by JMS are: Marine logistics, topside maintenance, offshore wellhead tie-ins, upgrade & modification, supply of offshore equipment and skilled staff, specialized fabrication work, expertise on preassembly, installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning assistance to the offshore platforms and facilities, offshore hook up and commissioning, maintenance of mechanical and electrical works. JMS plans to continue to expand its fleet for carrying out topside and underwater inspections, repair, and maintenance of offshore oil & Gas installations by adding purpose-built offshore support vessels, specialized human resources and equipment. With a dynamic view to provide prompt and efficient services to complement the drive of Oil & Gas companies in the region, most notably Saudi Aramco, the company is based in Al Khobar (KSA) and operates independently with its in-house resources for provision and management of contracted services. JMS aims at achieving operational excellence, world-class reliability and safe performance through improved operational efficiency, agile decision-making, and leadership development.

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-five (45) 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, extended reality, virtual capture, or terrestrial laser (LiDAR) scanning, and unmanned inspection using UAV drones inside tanks, chimneys, large oil tanks, and other areas not easily accessible to humans.

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