ASYAD Launches Second Ship Made at its Duqm Drydock in Oman

ASYAD Launches Second Ship Made at its Duqm Drydock in Oman

New milestone in the Group’s shipbuilding journey further solidifies ASYAD’s position on the logistics world map

Asyad Group announced the inauguration of the second ship built at ASYAD’s Drydock ‘MEFK Pearl’, 24 meters long boat that will be operated at the Port of Fujairah.

This new milestone in the Group’s shipbuilding journey further solidifies ASYAD’s position on the logistics world map as a hub, supplying regional markets with high-tech technologies and turnkey steel and aluminum ships.

Dr. Ibrahim Bakhit Al Nadhairi, CEO of Asyad  Shipping and Asyad Drydock said: "This step complements the strategies developed by the Group to support the growth of the shipbuilding industry in the  Oman , and expand its portfolio to meet the needs of its customers in both regional and global markets.

"By using aluminum, we have been able to advance our shipbuilding capabilities at the Drydock. Together with our industry know-how and local engineering and design talents, we have been able to provide high-quality manufacturing services to our clients.

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"Our ambitions don’t stop there, taking it one step further, we are also building specialized vessels for transportation, modern fishing and marine research.”

Speaking about the partnership with the private sector, Hritik Khimji, Board Member of Khimji Ramdas Group, said: “Against the backdrop of building the first-ever modern boat in Oman, ‘Hulm Al Behar’, we are honored to be part of another joint cooperation with Asyad to build ‘MEFK Pearl’.

"We are here to provide the best services to customers and contribute the Sultanate's efforts to advance the competitiveness of its logistics sector.”

Dr. Abdulsalam Omar Al Rabaani, Acting Chief Operating Officer of Asyad Drydock, added: “The Dock’s production workshop encompasses an area of more than 400,000 square meters and is equipped with world-class logistics capabilities and technical equipment."

The ‘MEFK Pearl’ which is 24 metres long, 6 ½ metres wide, took about 17,000 hours to build, and has a carrying capacity of 55 tonnes. It can accommodate up to 25 people including crew members.

It is worth mentioning that Asyad Group integrated its marine services, the Drydock and Shipping, to offer comprehensive and highly efficient solutions — cementing its competitiveness across global markets and maximising the returns of Oman’s logistics sector.

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