Grandweld concludes KOC project with multiple deliveries

Crewboat 2Grandweld Shipyards, UAE-based shipbuilding, ship repair, and engineering solutions specialists, has completed the construction and delivery of 10 boats for one of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation’s (KPC) subsidiaries, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)

As per the contract, Grandweld constructed a total of six pilot boats and four crew transport boats for KOC.

Jamal Abki, general manager of Grandweld Shipyards, explained, “Our professional technical team did a proper handover for KOC crew to get trained about all needed operations. Both our team and KOC’s team delivered an extensive model test during the engineering stage to ensure the vessels’ compliance with the client’s requirements.”

“We are pleased that KOC trusted in our ability to help bolster their fleet, and while this marks the end of one project, we are optimistic that it will open the door for many more,” Abki added.

As it relates to KOC, the 10 received boats provide added merit to the company’s fleet and provide them with greater flexibility to pursue additional maritime expansion operations and contribute to the economic prosperity of the Kuwaiti state.

Sami Al-Sawagh, marine operations manager at KOC Group, said, “The decision to award Grandweld with this contract for 10 boats was a byproduct of strong-ties between our nations. It is worth mentioning that this project is not the first collaboration with KOC and Grandweld. During the past years, the two companies have completed four work boat building projects. Those boats are doing what they are built to do with the highest efficiency and work quality in our export service ports.”

“As we move forward, these boats will offer an added dimension to our operations as we continually pursue excellence in all that we do. We are extremely appreciative of Grandweld’s commitment to meeting the agreed-upon deadlines and also in their ability to produce multiple early deliveries, which significantly exceeded our expectations,” he concluded.

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