Oman Drydock announces strongest year of trading

Oman Drydock announces strongest year of trading
Published: 14 January 2014 - 2:15 a.m.
By: ASC Staff

The Oman Drydock Company has announced its strongest year of trading, saying it undertook 75 drydockings and repairs in 2013.

The company says it has now completed 190 projects since the yard which was opened in Duqm in Central Oman in 2011.

In a statement, ODC also said staff numbers increased to more than 2000 in 2013.

The vessels ODC has worked on include Very Large Crude Carriers, crude oil tankers, container ships, LNG and LPG carriers, chemical carriers, bulk carriers, as well as dredgers, RO-ROs and barges.

Clients include Dynacom Ship Management, NYK, MSC and Exmar Ship Management, Gulf Marine, the Shipping Corporation of India and Pacific International Lines.

ODC marketing director Johnny Woo says key jobs undertaken included the drydocking and repairs of two crude oil tankers the Karachi, operated by Pakistan National Shipping and the D & K-1 operated by Synergy Maritime.

ODC further undertook work on the MT Gladiator, the first ship from Dynacom Ship Management. As a result ODC now has the ability to work for Dynacom on its other ships including the MT Shanghai, MT Smyrni, MT Eliza and MT Beijing.

Woo says the contracts undertaken showcased ODC’s ability to complete complex jobs with speed and efficiency.

He says the company is delighted with its 2013 growth and it had ambitious expansion plans for 2014, harnessing its ability to handle any size of ship with its two giant drydocks and vast space.

 

“In 2013 we saw ODC continue to establish itself as one of the main ship repair and conversion locations in the Middle East,” Woo said.

“Our focus moving forward will be to win more business from existing and new customers operating carriers, tankers and container ships. We see real potential for growth particularly in becoming a centre of excellence for the repair of LNG carriers,” Woo added.

He says ODC we will be ramping up the promotion of its services, which are among the most advanced in the world.

“This includes offering customers the in depth technical support we receive from our partner Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company Ltd and its subsidiary DSEC. 2014 will see DSEC forge a closer partnership with ODC to provide specialist LNGC repair technology.”

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