Oman Drydock Company (ODC), which owns and operates the sultanate’s only ship repair yard at Duqm, has signed a partnership agreement with Global Offshore & Marine Pte Ltd, a prominent Singapore-based shipyard, said a report.
Global Offshore & Marine, part of the well-diversified GlobalOne Group of Companies, is one of three international engineering partners identified by ODC as key to its long-term goal of adding new market segments to its portfolio of ship repair and maintenance services, added the Oman Daily Observer report.
Billed as a boutique shipyard, Global Offshore & Marine is a one-stop turnkey project specialist providing integrated services to the offshore and marine industry.
The company, established in 2006, operates from a 44,000-sq-m prime waterfront with a 200-m quayside from where it undertakes a wide range of turnkey projects, including structural steel fabrication, piping and electrical work, marine accommodation systems, living quarter modules, electrical houses and process modules.
Dr Ahmed al Abri, deputy CEO – operations, ODC, said that “the deal is very significant indeed, as it places us in a strong technical position to acquire a share of the offshore repairs market.
He further explained that the pact with Global Offshore & Marine will enable ODC to exploit the Singapore yard’s strategic location, expansive facilities and years of maritime experience to help diversify the company’s operations.