Duqm Drydock Plans to Expand Activities to Contribute to National Economy.
Duqm Drydock Plans to Expand Activities to Contribute to National
Duqm, July 29 (ONA) --- Eng. Said bin Hamoud al-Ma'awali, CEO
of Oman Drydock Company, said: "We are planning to increase the
number of drydock activities in Duqm, one of the best drydocks in the
Eng. al-Ma'awali said in an interview published today in Duqm
Economic magazine by the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm
(SEZAD) for July 2018, "The plan of the company until 2040 includes
increasing the number of activities from about 3 activities to 11
activities, including: the construction and repair of offshore platforms
for oil production and the manufacture of steel structures used in the
oil fields, repairing warships and manufacturing specialised vessels,
such as large sea fishing vessels, towing boats, maintenance and
repair of large yachts and converting vessels from one use to another
and many other activities".
He explained that if the company is able to implement this plan,
the level of activity in the drydock will increase by about 10 times
compared to the current level of activity, which means the provision of
9000 direct jobs and 9000 other indirect jobs, as well as increasing the
level of economic activity of the drydock to about USD 500 million per
annum. He pointed out that the company does not wish to undertake
the implementation of these activities themselves, but in partnership
with the private sector.
The CEO of Oman Drydock Company further said that the
company's short-term plan until 2020 includes continuing to repair and
maintain ships of various types and sizes, start building of ships and oil
platforms, continue the Omanisation plan and provide technical
support to transport companies and companies related to the logistics
He added that the number of vessels repaired by the company
amounted to more than 580 vessels, affirming that the company's
ambition is to repair 200 ships annually by 2021.
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