Ship boat

Asyad Group launches second vessel manufactured at Duqm Drydock

Duqm: Asyad Group has announced the inauguration of the second ship built in Asyad Drydock at Duqm ‘MEFK Pearl’, a 24 meter long vessel which will be operated at the Port of Fujairah. This new step in the Group’s shipbuilding journey further strengthens ASYAD’s position on the global logistics map as a hub, supplying regional markets with advanced technologies and turnkey steel and aluminum vessels. .

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

He added: “By using aluminum we have been able to advance our shipbuilding capabilities at the drydock. With our industrial know-how and local engineering and design talents, we have been able to provide high quality manufacturing services to our customers. Our ambitions do not stop there, going even further, we also build specialized vessels for transport, modern fishing and marine research.

Al Nadhairi went on to explain that Asyad is working hand in hand with various government organizations and the private sector to advance the shipbuilding industry in the Sultanate of Oman. The partnership with the private-public sector aims to supply and meet the needs of the local market in boats and multi-purpose vessels for operations, navigation services, fishing and leisure, in addition to maintenance.

Speaking about the partnership with the private sector, Hritik Khimji, Board Member of Khimji Ramdas Group, said: “In the context of the construction of the very first modern boat in Oman, ‘Hulm Al Behar’, we are participating in a Another joint cooperation with Asyad will build “MEFK Pearl”, designed with world-class specifications to facilitate berthing support services and crew transportation in Fujairah Port. We are here to provide the best services to customers and contribute to the efforts of the Sultanate of Oman 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 covers an area of ​​over 400,000 square meters and is equipped with logistics capabilities and equipment. world-class techniques, ensuring an optimal working environment to build high quality vessels with fast delivery times. This has given us the advantage of becoming the center for all shipping needs of various markets, including building ships and vessels of various sizes and uses that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

The “MEFK Pearl”, which is 24 meters long and 6.5 meters wide, took around 17,000 hours to build and has a carrying capacity of 55 tonnes. It can accommodate up to 25 people, including crew members and is built to the highest environmental and technical standards, passing several performance assessment tests by the authorities of Oman.

It is worth mentioning that Asyad Group has integrated its maritime services, dry docking and forwarding, to offer comprehensive and highly efficient solutions, enhancing its competitiveness in global markets and maximizing the returns of Oman’s logistics sector.