Gulf Laboratories recently took delivery of a new Self Elevating Platform (often called ‘jack-up’). The modular platform, measuring 18m by 12m, is perfectly suited to perform nearshore site investigations. When fitted with a crane it can also be used for various other marine works. The Dutch built vessel is classed by RINA and is certified to operate up to 5nm offshore.
Gulf Laboratories General Manager Mr. Robert Vuurens explains: “The jack-up has been named “Belemnite”, in line with the other two Gulf Laboratories platforms “Nautilus” and “Ammonite”, after famous cephalods (squid-like animals).” Its first deployment will commence soon on one of Qatar’s large LNG expansion projects.