The JUB is of size 64 M length and 41.4 Breadth used in offshore construction in Middle East Asia
Initially a FEED study was conducted to establish the feasibility of conversion and extent of modifications.
The owner required higher elevated loads, replacement of eight legs with 4 cylindrical legs, replacement of pneumatic gripper jacking system with rack and pinion system, Power Upgrade, addition of a CAP 437 compliant Helideck, post conversion design life of 15 years and MODU compliance.
Based on the FEED studies, the following were decided:
- Breadth Jumboisation by 8 m
- Circular cylindrical legs with opposed pinions
- Floating jacking system
- Repositioning of legs to the newly added sponsons