Oman’s KR Group joins with Asyad Drydock to build marine vessels

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Oman’s leading corporate house Khimji Ramdas (KR) Group has teamed with Asyad Drydock to build vessels in the new shipbuilding and repairs facility in Duqm, through its Marine Solutions business.

KR Group’s Khimji Ramdas Marine Solutions is a full-fledged service company that specializes in ship repair and maintenance, as well as the design and building of harbor-related infrastructure.

“Undertaking its maiden project, the team has successfully built a 15-meter multi-cat vessel “Hulm Al Behar” which has become the first marine vessel to be built in Asyad Drydock,” as per the reports.

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Hritik Khimji
Director – KR Group

“The delivery of the first local project is indeed a defining moment in our growing partnership. This is indeed a monumental achievement for the KR Group Marine Solutions, together with Asyad Drydock, and this accomplishment will be the start of many new opportunities. While we are still celebrating the launch of the first-ever modern ship built in Oman, ‘Hulm Al Behar’, our focus will continue to remain on the growth and expansion capabilities while contributing to the nation’s economy. We have also commenced the building of our second vessel “MEFK Pearl”, a 24.0m High-Speed Aluminum crew boat, to facilitate anchorage support services in Port of Fujairah.”

Dr. Ibrahim al Nadhairi, CEO of Asyad Shipping and Drydock said, “We are proud of this achievement. Building the first modern ship with international standards demonstrates the world-class services and operations provided by the Drydock and it is a pivotal milepost for the logistics sector in Oman.”

He further stated that the completion of ‘Hulm AlBehar’, is a testament to Asyad Group’s empowerment of national talent. This project has been a significant opportunity for investing in the development of Omani talent in various engineering and managerial disciplines, and for providing Oman with a qualified human capital capable of leading and sustaining construction operations in the field of maritime services and industries.

“The launch of the 15-meter multi-cat vessel in Oman’s water in Duqm is the start of many more accolades for the teams. The vessel is the product of the untiring efforts of both our teams to deliver world-class vessels built at the Drydock facility, second to none in the world,” noted Mr. Ravi Kumar Dhulipala, Chief Operating Officer, Khimji Ramdas – Infrastructure Cluster.

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