The agreement will see the installation of a 40-foot workshop container at a service jetty in the Port, in collaboration with Albwardy Damen’s Omani partner, Sawahel Sohar Al Almya, and will be Albwardy Damen’s fourth operational location in the Middle East, along with those in Sharjah, Dubai and Fujairah.
For the signing, which took place at Sohar Port and Freezone Head Office in Oman, Sohar was represented by Mark Geilenkirchen, ceo of Port and Albwardy Damen was represented by Ibrahim Mohamed Al Shidi.
“Albwardy Damen is one of the renowned shipbuilding and ship repair providers in the Middle East,” said ceo of Sohar Port Mark Geilenkirchen.
“The new service will also be a valuable addition to our offerings here at Sohar, further enriching our offerings, to ensure that we continue on our path of growth and progress in the region.”
The upcoming workshop will be fitted out with relevant machinery and tools, including lathe, press, drilling and welding machines to offer easy and quick services for vessels calling at the port. There will also be the presence of certified engineers, to meet requisite customer needs.
“Vessels calling into Sohar will also be able to benefit from the underwater services that are provided by Albwardy Damen Diving, which has an extensive history in serving the marine industry since 1995. The workshop container is currently being fabricated and we look forward to delivering it to Sohar,” commented Mark Pearson, operations director of Albwardy Damen.
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