Chinese offshore contractor Wuhan Marine Machinery (WMM) has concluded a deal with an unidentified owner in Saudi Arabia for engineering, procurement and construction services to deliver a jack-up vessel to be used for accommodation and offshore maintenance.

Itself a unit of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, WMM will be responsible for basic and detailed design as well as construction and commissioning of the vessel, with integration of modules to be carried out at Qingdao Haixi Heavy-Duty Machinery, another subsidiary of CSSC.