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Oman Drydock signs partnership deal with Singapore shipyard

by August 20, 2017 General

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.