Dubai’s Grandweld Shipyard has ended the year with a significant contract win, giving it strong momentum as it enters 2020. The company has signed an agreement to build two crew boats for Khalid Faraj Shipping (KFS), the Abu Dhabi-based marine services and logistical support services provider, with an option for two more boats that could be confirmed in the first quarter of 2020.
Commenting on this achievement, Eng. Jamal Abki, General Manager of Grandweld Shipyard, said “We are delivering to KFS our best, newly developed designs that adhere to the highest international standards. These boats are already trusted by Saudi Aramco, ADNOC and KOC, as well as many of the leading oil and gas companies worldwide.”
The contract stipulates that the first two boats will be delivered before the end of 2020, and they are expected to begin operations immediately to meet KFS’ ambitious expansion plans. They will provide a high degree of operational flexibility, being able to handle a number of functions in addition to crew transport, including carrying machinery and supplies. The new workboats can also be modified to provide various security related services.