“Fugro Oceanus” is a modular self-elevating drilling platform built under RINA classification and is designed to carry out marine soil investigation works related to dredging in coastal waters, ports and tidal waters in depths of up to 25m.
Measuring 12.2 x 9.8m the platform comprises of four modular pontoons locked together by a proprietary locking arrangement. Each pontoon comprises of three individual watertight compartments and is designed to stay afloat with any three compartments totally flooded.
Mark Heims from Fugro Middle East said: “The Fugro Oceanus was commissioned to be built as a compliment to the six Self Elevating Platforms that Fugro Middle East operate in the region for Geotechnical exploration.
“We have chosen to work with APT on the building of this SEP because of their flexibility in resolving the specific issues that relate to such platforms, as well as commercial considerations.
“With the service we have experienced up to this point we would consider APT Global as a preferred supplier for similar “New Builds” in the future.”
The platform is jacked up using a hydraulic jacking unit and a block locking device on each of the 4 legs.
Deck equipment generally includes a hydraulic power pack, backup hydraulic power pack, a drilling rig, pipe rack, water pump and a generator.
APT Global Marine Services recently successfully dry-docked both cutter suction dredger HAM 218 as well as water injection dredger Iguazú for the Van Oord Ship Management B.V. at DMC Dubai.
With these 2 dry-dockings completed (HAM 218 being the first large cutter suction dredger to ever dry dock within DMC), APT Global reaffirms its position as a rapidly growing player in the maritime repair market.
“Since our inception in 2003 we have developed into a recognized partner for an ever growing client base. We understand the ever changing requirements of our customers, resulting in long standing relationships and a fast growing global exposure,” APT announced.
Upon completion of the repairs, HAM 218 has set sail to join the fleet currently being mobilized for the Suez Canal expansion project.
Following the successful repairs of the above mentioned vessels, APT Global is currently undertaking dry-docking and conversion projects of several other vessels being mobilized to Suez.
Dubai based APT Global is a leading technical service provider in Marine, Dredging, Offshore, Oil & Gas, Industry and Construction with operations in the UAE, Qatar and India.
“Our operations in Dubai Maritime City, supported by our in house multidisciplinary facilities, enable us to undertake full scope dry docking repairs on vessels up to 130x35m/6000MT,” APT stated.
The construction of AHP 1731 was commissioned to support Van Oord’s cutter suction dredger Artemis, a 130 m long vessel with a total installed power of 24,650 kW. Along with its sister vessel the Athena, it is among the most modern and powerful self-propelled cutter suction dredgers in the world.
The 24 x 16.5 m pontoon is featuring a moon pool and 200 t hydraulic winch installation with containerized power pack for handling large gravity anchors.
This piece of equipment was built under Bureau Veritas classification.
APT Global is an equipment manufacturer and technical service provider in Marine, Dredging, Offshore, Oil & Gas, Industry and Energy with production and yard facilities in Dubai, Qatar and India.
APT Global plays major role in construction and installation of 5MW land based booster station “Al Jabbar” for a satisfied Van Oord.
After fabrication and machining of the 50+ Ton foundation skid structure in one of our UAE facilities the structures and components were shipped to the project site in Kuwait.
APT Global mobilized a dedicated team of specialists and equipment to undertake the complete turn- key mechanical installation of Electric motor, Gearbox and 1000mm pipe line diameter Dredge Pump, supporting Van Oord’s project team.
Another great example of our capabilities and our flexible, service oriented approach to global support.
APT Global is committed to Safety as a core value in all its operations. All our yards and entities are educated to have it as the top most priority.
The employees of APT Global are experienced, capable and well trained. They deliver our services with a combination of drive and professionalism. Safety, quality and training are key elements of our company culture. These prioritized elements span all levels and stages of the projects we undertake.
Our HSE system has been developed over years of works in the marine, offshore, industrial and energy services in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent. Since 2010, our operations in Dubai, Qatar and India are certified with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018.
We are constantly working towards further improvement of our systems by upgrading the competency of our team and development of mechanisms for continuous feedback and improvement.
APT Global has recently secured a new 36.000sqm plot in Ras Al Khaimah Maritime City freezone for the coming 25 years.With this new yard facility with a private quay wall of 100m we are securing the space required to better facilitate our clients as well as the further development of APT Global and our position in the region.
We are currently working on the development of this plot into a location where all our engineering disciplines and services will be combined in one location.
We are happy to announce the awarding of a major repair and refurbishment scope on IB-909 for which APT Global has been selected as main contractor.
The job will be executed alongside BAM International’s own yard facility in RAK Maritime City and is expected to be completed early 2016.
The management of APT Global is happy to share the news of the first alongside berthing at our new Ras Al Khaimah yard by Van Oord’s “Tuna” on September 14th.
We hope she will be the first of many vessels to visit our new facility.
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APT Global has recently supported Dutch company Ampelmann with the installation of one of their A-type heave compensating gangways on board offshore supply vessel “Topaz Commander”.
This equipment is used for safe transfer of personnel between vessels and platforms offshore using a hydraulic self-stabilizing system compensating for relative movement between vessels.
APT Global was contracted for the construction of foundation pedestal, maintenance platform and grillages under ABS supervision as well as the turn-key installation of the system on board of the vessel under supervision of both Ampelmann and consultancy firm Royal Roos from the Netherlands.
We thank Ampelmann and Royal Roos for this opportunity and the pleasant cooperation.
We recently delivered a 24x 12m modular spud barge to Dubai based Ecocoast Contracting
The pontoon is designed and built in-house and consists of interchangeable modules which are connected by our own rigid connection system allowing for flexible configuration to suit any requirement.
It comes equipped with removable heavy duty loading ramps and two 16m long spuds with hydraulically operated spud housings powered by an APT built hydraulic system.
The pontoon system has been specifically designed for high deck loads, this particular setup has been specified to accommodate the point loads introduced by a crawler crane up to 100T.
For local company Stevin Rock, APT has recently delivered a Straddle Carrier of 110 ton capacity. The entire construction and assembly was done at APT yard, with engines / hydraulic / controls from Italy.
The equipment has maximum length of 10340mm, width of 13650mm , height under spreader of 10000mm and steering on two wheels. With the engineering/design package from an Italian company, we have constructed the whole unit.
The unit is intended to be used for transport of the concrete block for the new port project in RAK. We are happy and proud to have delivered yet another successful project.
APT has successfully delivered a Modular Pontoon with dimension 7.5 x 30 meters for Innovo Engineering and Construction , Aberdeen UK. Vessel was built APT’s new construction facility at Ras al Khaimah maritime city.
Vessel is class certified with BV/RINA. The equipment consists of eight pontoons built to standard shipping container specifications CSC approved. As the coupling system is designed and built according the IMO MODU CODE, the pontoon can assembled and disassembled easily.
At the site in West Africa, equipment is intended to be used for small dredging / combing operations.The whole project was done in a period of 59 days with all approvals in place.
We thank Innovo Engineering and Construction limited for this project and for the excellent cooperation.
The APT Global group announces today the opening of a new office in The Netherlands. The office is an addition to the production facilities, offices and yards in Dubai, Qatar and India and extends the presence of the group to Europe.
The new team in The Netherlands will focus on the development, engineering and delivery of complete dredgers, dredge systems and dredge components. Although the team is a new addition for APT, they are certainly not new to the industry. Team members typically have 10 to 25 years of experience in the fields described. For key dredge components, such as cutterheads, dredge pumps and dredge ball joints, dedicated product managers have been assigned.
“The addition of the Dutch team is a big and exciting step forward for the group. It significantly broadens our capabilities to cater to the needs of our customers, especially in the offshore and dredging industry” says Anil Abraham, CEO of APT Global Marine Services.
Members of the Dutch team can be met at the new office at Westerduinweg 3 in the harbour of IJmuiden. They can be contacted via telephone number +31 (0) 851300795 or email email@example.com. Another chance to meet them is at the Europort exhibition for maritime technology in Rotterdam, which will be held from 7 to 10 November 2017.The APT Global stand with number 5204 can be found in hall 5.
APT Global is a leading ship builder, equipment manufacturer and technical service provider for the Marine, Dredging, Energy and Offshore industry.
The APT Global group announces today the launch of a new and improved line of dredge ball joints. The in-house developed design has been named the Maximus® ball joint and will become part of the APT Global product portfolio.
The Maximus dredge ball joint is the result of extensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and provides more balanced stress levels throughout the design. The lower peak stresses improve the strength of the joint, which in turn provides higher reliability during dredging operations.
“In the past decades little has changed in the shape of conventional dredge ball joints. With our new design we have made significant improvements and taken the product to the next level” says Marco Menheere, Product Manager at APT Global.
The Maximus design was developed by the new APT Global team in The Netherlands and is available for pipe diameters in the range of 300 to 1200 mm and pressure ratings up to 45 bar. Due to the flexibility of the design it can be equipped with several wear liner configurations.
APT Global is a leading ship builder, equipment manufacturer and technical service provider for the Marine, Dredging, Energy and Offshore industry.
APT has just completed a major docking and refurbishment/repair of the Cutter Dredger Umm El Zemoul at the Dubai Maritime City.The work was extensive and major refurbishments were done on the Cutter Ladder/Spud Carriage and mechanical equipment,also involved blasting and painting of the whole vessel.
Job was carried out in tight schedule of 63 days with massive steel renewals carried out. NMDC personnel are happy on the project done and appreciated the entire team of APT Global for the quality and delivery.
APT Global Group celebrated its 15th sports day on Jan 25, 2018.The Employees participated in the cricket matches, Football and the Tug Of War contest.
It was a fun day and reignited the team work and togetherness of the group.
A cooperation between TTS Offshore and APT Global was sealed with the recent delivery of a 20 ton slewing gantry crane for Dry Docks World Dubai.
APT Global sees the cooperation with TTS as a perfect example of what the business model of APT Global stands for: going into partnerships with the aim of combining complementary fields of expertise, resulting in timely delivery of high quality products.
The manufacturing of lifting equipment is subject to high quality standards when it comes to materials and execution of the works. APT Global has implemented in-house quality system that made it possible to meet the high-quality standards set by both TTS and the classification societies.
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"Through this project we have had the possibility to introduce a new, innovative crane solution.It has been both important and successful to us, says Lars Djupevag, Senior Vice President Sales, TTS Offshore Solutions. Djupvag is grateful for the good cooperation with APT Global, and hope the relations can be further developed"
TTS Offshore Solutions is part of TTS Group, an international corporation that develop, design, engineer and supply high-quality handling systems and services for the global marine and offshore industries. Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, TTS has subsidiaries in 13 countries.
The group’s activities primarily involve the design, assembly and testing of equipment. Apart from the manufacture of certain key components, a global network of subcontractors undertakes production. TTS Offshore Solution develops lifting appliances and cargo access equipment for use in offshore environments.
APT Global is proud with its contribution to the newbuilding of the advanced Subsea Rock Installation vessel ‘Bravenes’ from Van Oord, which is currently in operations.
The scope of delivery contained several important parts of the Subsea Rock Installation system, such as the tremie pipe, several gantries and frames, the retractable chute and other parts: a total of approximately 600 ton of equipment/assemblies. Part of the procurement and engineering of the mission equipment was done by APT Global in the Netherlands, while the construction and assembly of the equipment took place at APT Global facilities in Dubai/RAK.
The works started in November 2016 and were finalized in December 2017. Deliveries were done to both Rotterdam and China, and were in line with the desired schedule, following the actual production of the main builder of the vessel.
Choice for APT Global:
Bravenes Project Manager Patrick Meij: “Van Oord has selected APT Global for their high quality of work, in combination with their favorable lead times. Even with the largest and most challenging constructions, the pieces were manufactured within tolerance, on time and within budget. Especially the collaboration between Van Oord Dubai’s office and the APT Dubai office was very successful. APT is a professional partner to work with.”
Background of vessel Bravenes:
The Bravenes is the latest addition to the Van Oord fleet of flexible fallpipe vessels, and it is a unique piece of equipment within Van Oord’s fleet. The vessel, with a deadweight of 14,000 tonnes, a length of 154 metres, and a beam of 28 metres, will be suitable for installing a wide range of rock sizes.
Bravenes is equipped to perform three different types of rock installation, namely the fallpipe through the moon pool, a fallpipe over the side, or a tremie pipe over the side. This third ship configuration allows the vessel to install rock very close to offshore platforms, such as monopiles. Bravenes brings a new level of innovation to subsea rock installation.
APT Global certified with CE Mark for European conformity for its products.
APT Global RMC is certified under European Union regulation as confirming to factory production control.
The APT company was recently certified to European Standards EN 1090-1, APT RMC is now authorized to use the European conformity (CE Mark) on load bearing steel structures it manufactures to EXC3 (Execution class).
APT's yard activity in its facility are found to be complying with Factory Production Control (FPC) requirements by the auditing body,”
The welding standard ISO 3834-1 is the most demanding standard for evaluating technical and personnel competence in welding performance which gives APT to carve a niche and a strategic advantage in the Oil & Gas Renewables industry.
“This certification is in line with APT’s long time vision of diversifying into offshore /renewables business and adding value to the service extended to existing clients. The organization is always in the forefront of quality along with delivery in line with client’s demand. We look forward to our international clients to award us more contracts in the offshore sector”. Anil Abraham, CEO has noted.
The case for collaboration and strategic alliance is stronger than ever in today's competitive market environment.This is precisely the reason why two of the market leaders- APT Global specializing in Marine & Offshore Construction and Innovo specializing in cable reel system, modular jackups and modular pontoons decided to join hands to form a new company INNOFLOAT MIDDLE EAST DWC-LLC in February 2019.
The new company located in Dubai South, Dubai combines the best of both the organizations to offer specialized services in Offshore Engineering and Construction. Having previously worked together on various projects, the organizations understand how cooperation can help them penetrate into new markets and deliver higher value to customers.
It goes without saying that to successfully deliver a project of converting a sand carrier for more effective utilization purpose requires a highly experienced team team with deep technical know-how, apart from the required infrastructure and technological backing.
This is precisely what has allowed APT Global to quickly and successfully deliver 2 sand carriers for the renowned dredging contractor Van Oord..
The hopper barges were converted for more effective utilization by construction / installation of bow coupling system with all associated piping and loading boxes. Drawing on the past experience, the team at APT Global was able to successfully deliver the project in about 3 months, which started in December 2018 and ended in February 2019. APT’s new quay wall facility at the RAK Maritime City allowed the team to carry out the work quickly and cost-effectively while ensuring on-time delivery of the vessel.
The contract involved the building of bow coupling tower along with the construction of discharge piping, support structures, walkway platform and hydraulic piping. The prefabrication work was completed at the APT RAK yard before moving to the installation phase. The converted sand carrier passed all the tests and was built to suit the requirements of Van Oord.
It's self-evident that to successfully create a pollution-free environment such as cleaning up the ocean and making it plastic-free, it requires a highly experienced workforce, research, technology and appropriate devices. This approach is what precisely enabled APT to become a part of Ocean CleanUp Project by constructing pontoons for them. APT is exultant to have been awarded the project for modular pontoons construction for the prestigious client Ocean Clean Up, The Netherlands.
The challenge of cleaning up the ocean is that plastic contamination is scattered across millions of square kilometres and moves in all directions. The Ocean Cleanup has designed an incredible technology to collect, accumulate and extract the plastic pollution. The Pontoons intended for this project by APT is used in the third phase of extraction, where the pontoon vessels acting as a truck will systematically remove the collected plastic.
The project involves constructing around 15 modular pontoons of multiple dimensions with very close threshold and the most extraordinary level of quality. The construction technology not only adds up to better performance but also for the durability, more robust designs, better materials, and more details of reliable fusion.
With waste water plaguing the world, water scarcity has become a serious threat, making it one of the UN's main millenary advancement goals. As you know, waste water treatment is the sustainable short and long-term solution to the world's water crisis; APT had an incredible opportunity to connect with Besix who intended to bring the biggest sewage treatment plant in UAE.
Besix' sewage treatment plant can produce 232 billion m3 of treated irrigation water, which would be adequate to irrigate 6,250 hectares. This innovative approach can be of help to the municipality's effort to green the city. The plant would moreover generate 21,900 tonnes of sludge which is nutrient-rich and can be used as bio-fuel or fertiliser. Furthermore, the fulfillment of the second phase has more than increased the Besix's total waste water treatment capacity from 300 MLD [300,000 m3/day] to 675 MLD [675,000 m/day].
Thus helping battle the water scarcity, APT is proud to share the news of successful completion of the Besix's stainless-steel piping project for the biggest sewage treatment plant in UAE. The work was begun in 2018, which connected around 30 km, of the pipeline (diameter ranging from ¾" to 48"), with 4500 weld joints and got finished in early 2019. APT hired around 45 TIG welders, qualified with BV for this project. On the completion of the project, Besix remained incredibly happy about the product's quality and the team's competence. The management appreciated APT and assured of more significant projects in future.
EPC Boiler Products & Services is pleased to announce the strategic partnership agreement which has been signed with Mr. Anil Abraham, Owner and CEO of APT Global.
APT Global will support us with their staff, engineering and draughtsmen services, yards and workshops in The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and India.
APT Global Marine Services delivered two non-propelled 1800m3 Spit hopper barges to M/s HUTA Hegerfeld Saudia Ltd. The blocks for the vessels were constructed at a yard in Thailand and hereafter transported to APT facility at Ras Al Khaimah for completion and delivery.
The vessels named, HUTA 909 & HUTA 910, hit the water at APT Global RAK facility on November 2019.
With the delivery of these two Split hopper barges, APT Global Marine became the first Shipyard in the Middle East to construct and deliver this type of vessels. The vessels are classed under Bureau Veritas for unrestricted navigation. Also, the vessel complies with ARAMCO norms associated with floating craft.
• The vessels are designed in such way that three separate main sections have been interconnected by the use of large hinges.
• The separate aft section is attached to the two main split hulls by the side hinges allowing the stern body to be kept horizontal when the barge is split.
• The hopper is designed to have a capacity of abt.1800m3. The dumping of the load is achieved by longitudinally splitting the SB and PS hopper sections, by means of two hydraulic
• The vessel is equipped with an hydraulic automated overflow.
• The vessels are equipped with a dedicated diesel-electro driven generator. They are also provided with an option to connect to shore supply as well as tug supply
• HUTA 909 & HUTA 910 are designed with facilities to provide day accommodation for 2 persons and with the necessary pantry, sanitary, unit.
• The vessels are equipped with 4- quick release hooks in order to assist mooring alongside of dredgers during operation
• All hydraulic operations can be controlled from the operator’s cabin or by the use of a portable remote-control unit.
• Vessels built to Aramco standards and approvals
HUTA909 & HUTA910 Specifications
|Length||: 76.70 m|
|Breadth||: 14.50 m|
|Depth||: 5.80 m|
|Dredging Draught||: 5.00 m|
|Gross Tonnage||: 1558 T|
|Capacity||: 1800 m3|
APT Global Dubai was awarded a contract for the construction and delivery of 2 split hopper barges with a capacity of 2100 M³ for NMDC in June 2019.
Due to time and market constraints, APT Global Marine Service bought two available hulls, in concert with the client. The hulls were towed to her yard where they were subject of the entire outfitting, component installation, Classification and commissioning. Specific project related requirements of the clients have been integrated within the limited time frame.
Both vessels were rechristened with new names NAREEL and MAGHIAM.
Both vessels were delivered to NMDC base at Abu-Dhabi during January 2020.
• The vessel is equipped with a Cummins QSK19 D(M) diesel driven powerpack of 563kW
• The vessel is equipped with a HRP- bow thruster of 450kW capacity.
• The vessel is additionally fitted with a main generator set of 65kVA and a 31kVA harbor genset.
• FWD and AFT ballast system.
• The vessel is installed according to the latest requirements as per DR67 including an emergency dumping
system,accurate draught indicators and monitoring system, wall mounted alarm panels at the
• Remote control system both for dumping operation as well for bow thruster operation.
|Length||: 72.00 m|
|Breadth||: 16.50 m|
|Depth||: 5.50 m|
|Dredging Draught||: 4.80 m|
|Gross Tonnage||: 1985|
|Net tonnage||: 620|
|Class||: Bureau Veritas|
APT has just completed a major docking and refurbishment/repair of the Cutter Dredger UMM AL ANBER at the Dubai Maritime City.The work was extensive and major refurbishments were done on the Cutter Ladder/Spud Carriage and mechanical equipment, steel renewals and blasting / coating of the whole vessel.
Job was carried out in tight schedule of 50 days with all major overhaul, refurbishment and testing done to clients satisfaction. NMDC personnel are happy on the project done and appreciated the entire team of APT Global for the quality and delivery.
APT Global has recently secured a new 38.000sqm plot with 175 meter quay in Ras Al Khaimah Maritime City free zone . The yard will be known as APT Global West and is the second waterfront area of APT in the RAK Maritime city.
The current facility leased from 2015 is a facility of 40,000 sq.m, 95 meter quay is being fully utilized and is named as APT Global East yard, With this new facility added, APT has got a total quay length of 270 meters and total land area of 78,000 sq,m This new yard facility with a private quay wall of 175m will ensure the space required for better facilitation of our clients as well as the further development of APT Global and our position in the region. We are currently working on the development of this plot into a location where more engineering disciplines and services will be combined in one location..
APT Global Marine, RMC was awarded with a project to decommission, dismantle and recycle Barge “SMIT BORNEO” (BOSKALIS owned) as per Hong Kong convention standards located in RAK Maritime City, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. This yard of APT is approved by B.V. for Ship recycling activity as from 2021
Vessel was moved to APT quay in April, 2021. Thereafter the 500T crane was dismantled initially and the accommodation and all related structures was removed in afloat condition. The vessel was moved to the slipway, where it was cut into 8 blocks and transferred by SPMT’s to the recycling location within APT yard. This service is the first of the kind in the region and involved local partners for the green recycling process.
The below pictures show the proof of all the difficult work that was done by our qualified personnel following strictly all the safety procedures as per UAE law.