Ted Scurr, director at Vanguard Shipping, said: "This project began in 2007 and has involved dismantling, packing and shipping all of the associated items from Swan Hunter's shipyard to Dahbol in India." Transferring the remaining cranes, equipment and floating dry-dock
at Swan Hunter is no mean feat and requires a specialist heavy lift vessel the 'Osprey' which arrived on the Tyne on Wednesday April 1.
While in dry-dock
the shipyard will establish a topside guardrail system called a Pigpen.
While the ship was dry-docked
in the former Boston Navy yard, she underwent a hull strengthening initiative including the installation of diagonal riders.
Mr Russell Orme, who heads DLA's corporate division in Birmingham, said: 'The largest of dry-dock
facilities in Marseilles is around three times the size of Cammell Laird's Birkenhead dock and it will give them a major presence on the Mediterranean in addition to their Gibraltar operation.
"Brows, gangways, or ramps from the ship-to-shore or ship-to-ways or to dry-dock
side, shall be provided in sufficient number to permit the rapid egress, under emergency conditions, of all personnel on board.
's owner, the Port Arthur Ship Building Company Ltd.
We made $1.5 billion in revenues from our companies in Singapore and Indonesia, and another $1 billion from our dry-dock
in Dubai," Bin Sulayem said.