Abu Dhabi Ports’ subsidiary, Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company (OFCO), has entered into a collaboration agreement with Mammoet United Arab Emirates, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations.
OFCO will work closely with the heavy lift and transport specialist to create a package of both on and offshore turnkey transport and installation solutions for projects in the GCC.
Initially the two partners will target UAE-based projects, but the future ambition is to venture further into the GCC, offering customers a streamlined, flexible and cost-effective solution for handling their heavy cargo transport needs with a single service provider, rather than having to rely on several subcontractors.
According to Paul van Gelder, Chief Executive Officer, Mammoet, says, “Our collaboration will reduce the number of interfaces within the project logistics chain, enabling the planning and operations to be streamlined, and therefore realising the most efficient and cost-effective approaches.”
Mammoet maintains the largest fleet of heavy lifting equipment in the world, and has had a regional head office in Dubai since 1974. Its acquisition of ALE in 2020 created the world’s largest global provider of heavy lifting and transport services.
Launched at the start of 2021, OFCO operates under Safeen, Abu Dhabi Ports’ marine services arm, and provides onshore and offshore integrated logistics solutions and subsea services in the GCC.