Asyad Dry Dock emerges as one of largest ship repair hubs in Mena region

Business Thursday 01/February/2024 19:45 PM
Asyad Dry Dock emerges as one of largest ship repair hubs in Mena region

Muscat: Asyad Dry Dock complex, at the Special Economic Zone in Duqm (Sezad), emerges as one of the largest ship repair hubs in the Middle East and North Africa region.

To expand the portfolio of its commercial services and meet the needs of regional and international clients, Asyad last year introduced ship manufacturing services to spur the growth of the logistics and shipbuilding industry. The hub provides cargo loading, unloading and transportation services, as well as full support for modern fishing trawlers and marine research vessels.

Since the start of its operations in 2011 until September 2023, Asyad Dry Dock implemented more than 1,700 maintenance projects for more than 550 local and international commercial clients from about 70 countries.

The facility features two docks: the first is 410 metres long and 95 metres wide and the second is 410 metres long and 80 metres wide, with a depth of up to 14 metres. It can provide services to ships with a tonnage of 600,000. The dock also includes a 2,800-metres long berth that boasts a full set of industrial workshops and yards covering an area of 453,000 sqm.

The first quarter of 2023 saw the operation of a floating dock that will augment the company’s capacity in the field of maintenance and vessel repair services by 20 percent.

Dr Abdulsalam Omar Al Rabaani, Acting Chief Operating Officer of Asyad Drydock, said that the Asyad Group invested more than OMR6 million to purchase the floating dock in 2023.

He pointed out that the location and size of the current dock enables it to accommodate a larger number of floating docks in the future.