The newest additions to OFCO’s fleet are four anchor handling tugs (AHTs), a 65-m landing craft, a supply ship and a multipurpose safety standby vessel
Jointly owned by Allianz Marine & Logistics Services (AMLS) and Abu Dhabi Ports’ marine services arm SAFEEN, OFCO said it intends to continue its fleet-expansion programme following the seven-vessel acquisition.
“We will continue to explore other potential vessel acquisitions and other related expansion opportunities in an effort to broaden our overall service capabilities," OFCO chairman Capt Maktoum Al Houqani said
Launched in January 2021, OFCO said it will operate offshore support vessels, subsea service ships, coastal towage tugs and offshore towage assets under a single group, combining Safeen’s strategic position and experience as a port and marine vessel operator with AMLS’ diversified fleet and expertise in offshore logistics and supply chain management.
The company said it will offer onshore and offshore integrated logistics solutions and subsea services in the Middle East Gulf region and outside the region as demand grows.
“We aim to continue developing our unique offering incorporating not only the latest in support vessel design, the highest industry best practices and innovations, but we also strive to embrace new capabilities that will enable us to serve the end-to-end logistical needs of customers in other expanding industries,” Allianz general manager Ahmed Khalil said.
OFCO general manager Friedrich Portner said the seven ultra-modern support vessels will be integrated into OFCO’s offshore marine services fleet.
"The new additions to our fleet have reinforced our capabilities in supporting vessels carrying specialised cargo for the oil and gas sector," Mr Portner said. "In a short time since the inception of the organisation, we have been able to swiftly expand the size of our standing fleet and placed ourselves in a position where we can serve large-scale and complex offshore operations."
OFCO said that, in addition to subsea services, it offers integrated logistics for oil and gas and engineering, procurement and construction organisations, as well as inspection repair and maintenance services.