Middle East

Oman Drydock celebrates 200th drydocking

Muscat: Oman Drydock Company has completed its 200th drydocking since launching in 2011 and made plain its aim to be a leader in the Middle East repair scene.

A ceremony was held at the shipyard, which cost $1.5bn to build, to celebrate the landmark with Maersk whose vessel, the 4,388 teu Maersk Wisconsin, was the 200th ship to be drydocked by ODC.

“This moment is a powerful statement to the industry that ODC is now a major player in the Middle East,” claimed ODC chief executive Yong Duk Park.

Park said the yard was on the lookout for more subcontractors, noting that there are numerous tax breaks and incentives available. [13/02/14]


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