CTW Offshore Engineering has signed a deal with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) to build an offshore support barge for operations offshore Saudi Arabia.

The agreement did not identify the customer for the jack-up vessel, but its name Jana 502 suggests it could be built for Saudi Arabia-based Jana Marine Services.

Sources said the agreement for one firm unit also carries an option for a similar lift vessel.

In 2019, Chinese offshore engineering company CTW delivered a similar vessel, the Jana 501 jack-up barge for Jana Marine.