Duqm-based Oman Drydock Company (ODC) has worked on the largest vessel to visit the yard to date. The 400,000 dwt iron ore carrier, Sohar Max, which was docked for an 11-day maintenance programme for its owner, Oman Shipping Company (OSC), measures 360m in length and is 65m wide.
This is the first in a series of large bulk carrier projects for ODC. A sister ship to Sohar Max and another iron ore carrier, Liwa Max, are both due to dock at the Duqm ship repair yard within the next few months.
ODC deputy chief executive, Dr. Ahmed Al Abri, said: “In the last six years we have formed a strong alliance with OSC, which is one of the largest shipping companies in the Gulf. The Sohar Max is the latest in a series of successful projects delivered for OSC, dating back to 2011, when we received the very large gas carrier (VLGC) Muscat. ”
ODC is the largest ship repair yard in the Middle East and has received over 460 vessels since it opened in 2011.