UAE’s OFCO expands fleet by acquiring seven offshore support vessels

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company (OFCO), an Abu Dhabi-based integrated maritime logistics service provider, has announced the addition of seven support vessels to its offshore marine services fleet.

OFCO is owned by Allianz Marine & Logistics Services (AMLS) and SAFEEN, Abu Dhabi Ports’ marine services arm. It has acquired seven offshore support vessels, including four anchor handling tugs, a 65-meter landing craft, as well as a supply ship and multipurpose safety standby vessel.

Launched in January this year, OFCO is now one of the GCC’s largest and most reasonably priced providers of onshore and offshore integrated logistics solutions, as well as subsea services.

Deploying a winning combination of exceptional fleet assets, logistics solutions and supply-base operations, OFCO said it is well-positioned to deliver a wide range of specialized services geared towards large offshore infrastructure projects, including active operations in the Middle East’s oil and gas sector.

Maktoum Al Houqani
Maktoum Al Houqani
Chairman – OFCO

“With the acquisition of diversified and ultra-modern support vessels as part of our ever-expanding offshore marine services fleet, Abu Dhabi Ports is rapidly taking its strategic move into offshore logistics to new heights, while simultaneously cementing its role as the preferred maritime services provider in the Middle East and beyond.”

OFCO’s fleet growth marks Abu Dhabi Ports’ entry into the ever-evolving sector of regional and international offshore logistics, combining a fully operating offshore supply land base with a large team of industry-leading experts.

The company’s solution portfolio, which includes integrated logistics for oil and gas (O&G) and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) organizations, as well as inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM), is further supported by Abu Dhabi Ports’ land-based logistical assets, providing a unique “one-stop-shop” offering.

Mr. Ahmed Khalil, General Manager, Allianz Middle East Ship Management said, “The expansion of OFCO’s offshore marine service fleet has greatly enhanced the organization’s capabilities in meeting the ever-evolving demands of the region’s offshore energy market.”

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