UAE-based Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Co (BPGIC) has unveiled a plan to build a 250,000-barrels per day (bpd) capacity refinery to produce IMO 2020-compliant bunker fuel in Fujairah.

Asia Offshore Drilling (AOD), owned by Seadrill Limited and Mermaid Maritime Public Company, has secured a three-year contract extension for jack-up drilling rig AOD I from a Middle East-based client until June 2022.

The state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) set-up a Middle East Gulf area representative office in Dubai. It is the first overseas representative office the Group has established.

GAC will open a warehouse and open yard in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) in January 2019 to expand its presence in Abu Dhabi and serve a wide range of sectors.

Oman-based Port of Duqm Company (PDC) and Shell Oman Marketing Company have inked an agreement to develop bunkering facilities at the port.

Abu Dhabi Ports and China Cosco Shipping subsidiary, Cosco Shipping Ports, have inaugurated the $300m CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal at Khalifa Port in the UAE, an investment that ties the emirate into Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Albwardy Damen has opened a new ship repair facility at Dubai Maritime City (DMC) in conjunction with the celebration of its 40th anniversary.

APL has announced the extension of the West Asia Express (WAX) and West Asia Express 3 (WA3) services covered Asia and the Middle East.

Damen Shipyards Group has handed over four new Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610 to Allianz Middle East Ship Management.

APL has announced the expansion of Eagle GO Guaranteed for cargoes destined for the Middle East and India Subcontinent from all direct and non-direct loading ports in Asia, in addition to China, the company said.

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