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Asyad Group completes construction of first ship at Duqm drydock

21 Jun 2021

Marking another major milestone in Oman’s logistics sector, Asyad Group has successfully completed the building of AlDuqm Drydock’s first ship.

This feat falls under the integration of maritime logistic services that Asyad Group provides to its local and international customers and is in line with the National Logistics Strategy 2040 to position Oman as a global logistics hub, Asyad said in a press statement.

Dr Ibrahim al Nadhairi, CEO of Asyad Shipping and Drydock, explained that the completion of this project, which is considered the first venture of Asyad Drydock in shipbuilding, is a testament to Asyad Group’s empowerment of national talent and firm belief in their capabilities.

“This project, professionally implemented, has been a significant opportunity for investing in the development of our Omani talent in various engineering and managerial disciplines, and for providing Oman with a qualified human capital capable of leading and sustaining construction operations in the field of maritime services and industries,” he said.

Nadhairi pointed out that starting of shipbuilding services in AlDuqm Drydock is a pivotal milepost for the logistics sector in Oman.

Haitham Nasser al Taie, chief operations officer of Asyad Drydock, said that the ‘Hulm AlBehar’ project, delivered to one of the shipping companies operating in Oman, was completed within 11,000 man-hours according to the agreed timeline. The built ship is 15 meters long, seven meters wide and boasts a maximum payload of 25 tonnes, and a bollard pull of eight tonnes.

Asyad Drydock has been ranked as the best ship repair dock in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent according to the 2021 Ship Tek International Conference and Awards ceremony.

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