Six new-build vessels, designed and built in the UAE, and procured from Sharjah-based Albwardy Damen
Acquisition supports 25-year agreement with Petroleum Ports Authority for servicing all petroleum ports in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE – August 24, 2021: ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), the shipping and maritime logistics arm of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), announced today the acquisition of six line boats to provide critical marine services across petroleum ports in Abu Dhabi. All six vessels are the Damen Stan Tug 1606 type, and were contracted directly from Sharjah-based Albwardy Damen, as part of ADNOC Group’s commitment to boost In-Country Value across its operations.
The steel hulled, twin screw vessels are powered by two Caterpillar engines providing nearly 16 tonnes of bollard pull. With their proven design, these line boats enable ADNOC L&S to continue providing reliable and efficient operations to the Petroleum Ports Authority (PPA) in Abu Dhabi.
Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO of ADNOC L&S, said: “The acquisition of these state-of-the-art line boats from Albwardy Damen is aligned with our strategy of growing the ADNOC L&S fleet with highly specialized marine services, including comprehensive port operations for customers in the UAE and worldwide. We are committed to boost our operations by contributing to the development of high-end shipbuilding and repair capabilities within the UAE. The country is emerging as a global hub for maritime and shipping operations, and we continue to enhance the business environment for shipping and affiliated sectors through such targeted capital expenditure.”