Oman Drydock Company (ODC), specializing in repair and conversion projects, is interested in entering the world of shipbuilding, the company’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Said bin Homoud Al Mawali, said.
Al Mawali, who was appointed CEO of the company in February 2018, wants ODC to become a shiprepair facility of choice for the entire Middle East. As for the current orderbook, the company is in a strong position and a promising year lays ahead, he added.
“In a strategic move to continue the evolution of our operations and given our location, facilities, skill-set and the continuous commitment to deliver excellence, we are now looking at entering the world of ship building,” he explained.
“Our shipyard has the capability and capacity to deliver small units such as OSVs, tugs and barges to the worldwide shipbuilding market. We are confident in our experience and knowledge to deliver this. We have a plan and the demand is there.”
Since ODC began operations in 2011, the yard has carried out some 570 repair/conversion projects, and in response to recent market demands it has carried a number of both ballast water management system installation and scrubber retrofitting projects.
ODC’s facility is located in Duqm, on Oman’s Indian Ocean coastline, and has two ULCC size graving docks and five quays.