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Oman Drydock Company (ODC) appointed Said bin Homoud Al Mawali as Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: ODC)

New Shipyards CEO at Oman Drydock Company

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) appointed Said bin Homoud Al Mawali as Chief Executive Officer replacing Stephan Aumann who announced earlier last year by the ASYAD (formerly Oman Global Logistic Group) board of directors in Duqm/Oman.   Prior to his role at ODC, Said was providing leadership and governance for the Executive Management of OTTCO since February 2014. With the 21 years extensive experience in construction, asset management, plant operations, supply chain, cost control, business development, mergers and acquisition, Said is leading the corporate strategies and overall policies and

Dr. Ahmed Al Abri (Photo: Oman Drydock Company)

Oman Drydock Appoints Deputy CEO

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) informs it has appointed one of Oman’s most experienced maritime professionals as deputy CEO to help support and grow its expanding operations.   Taking up the role of deputy CEO, Dr. Ahmed Al Abri, draws on 17 years experience working as a naval architect overseeing major projects in shipyards around the world in the U.K., Holland, Romania and Singapore.   “When I first went to study naval architecture at Southampton University in the U.K., there were no shipyards in Oman,” he said. “Now, nearly 20 years on, Oman is blessed with one of

Stephan Aumann (Photo: Oman Drydock Company)

Aumann Named CEO of Oman Drydock

Stephan Aumann has been appointed by ASYAD (formerly Oman Global Logistic Group) board of directors as the new CEO of the Oman Drydock Company S.A.O.C. in Duqm/Oman. Aumann assumed the role June 15 and replaced the former CEO Jin Han Lee (DSME), who advised at the end of 2016 that he would be stepping down.  With a bachelor's degree in naval architecture and a master degree in industrial engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel/Germany, the 50-year-old German Aumann brings 20 years of senior management experience with overall P&L responsibility within the international

(Photo: Mammoet)

Mammoet Expands in the Middle East

Dutch heavy lift specialist Mammoet said it has opened new branch offices in Oman and the United Arab Emirates, having seen an increase in projects across the Middle East. Mammoet has been operating in the Middle East for over 40 years and has already established a head office in Dubai. The company has now branched out and taken up residence in the Mussafah Industrial area in Abu Dhabi, and in Sohar, Oman, enabling Mammoet to provide more localized support and increase its offering of specialist services in engineered heavy lifting and transport across the region.

(Photo: OSC)

OSC Holds Mumbai Seafarers’ Conference

Oman Ship Management Company (OSC) said it hosted a high-level conference in Mumbai for senior officers following a rapid rise in crew numbers.   The ‘Seafarers’ Safety Conference’ was a platform for Oman Shipping Company’s subsidiary Oman Ship Management Company (OSMC) to share the best safety practices and current and future trends in the maritime industry with its sea team.   It comes as the company released latest employment figures showing 1775 crew members working across 41 vessels – rising 500pc since 2010 when crew numbers remained under 400.  &n

PSIL Recruits Global Sales Director, Expands In Middle East

Process Systems International Limited (PSIL)  is expanding its global network across Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE.   PSIL designs and commissions horizontal, vertical, molten sulphur and vortex-flo pumps for national oil companies, major operators and service providers including Qatar Petroleum, TCO, Taymel, BP, Shell, Brown & Root and Read. Its British-engineered and manufactured technologies have a minimum design-life standard of 25 years, improving efficiency while reducing costs by mitigating the need for regular and expensive refurbishment and replacement programmes. The

Nick Sheperd (Photo: Wikborg Rein)

Wikborg Rein Bolsters London Team

firm’s Energy, Infrastructure and Resources group. Stewart specializes in complex, high-value disputes arising out of major energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets, and has developed particular expertise in relation to FIDIC contracts, having advised on FIDIC-based projects in Turkey, Oman, Jordan, India and Ethiopia. He has advised on construction and energy disputes throughout the Middle East, acted on international arbitrations arising out of major projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, India and Sri Lanka, and on disputes arising from FPSOs in Malaysia, Indonesia

essDOCS Names Toet Board Chairman

of which PortInfolink (subsequently Portbase), directly supported his previous role as Non-Executive Board Member for essDOCS. He has served as Managing Director of P&O Nedlloyd Europe, CEO of Maersk Central Europe, COO of the Port of Rotterdam and, since 2011, CEO for Sohar Industrial Port Company in Oman. In his new role as Executive Chairman, Toet  will focus on expanding the company’s relationships with prospective partners and customers, in addition to advising and overseeing ongoing efforts to ensure that essDOCS’ growth continues to accelerate

From right to left: Khamis Juma Buamim, Group CEO, Abdulla Saeed Abdulla Brook Al Hemeiri, Chairman, and Ahmad Al Kilani, Board Member of Gulf Navigation (Photo: Gulf Navigation)

New CEO at GulfNav Leads Expansion Plans

new projects and activities to contribute to turnover and profit growth over the next five years. These projects include offshore support services, increasing shipping services and marine product sales and distribution through expansion of shipping services network within the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman; engaging in trip time charters by working and trading vessels on spot hire; acquiring vessels on bare boat with purchase option; purchasing work boats for offshore projects; and building global network with business stakeholders and third-party owned vessel management under the Gulf Stolt Ship Management

Raymond Pirie, Vice President of Intertek’s global Exploration and Production business line, at one of Intertek’s laboratories

Intertek Invests in O&G Lab in Abu Dhabi

of existing offices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and works with national oil companies to deliver third-party inspection, expediting, quality assurance, and asset integrity management services on major projects. The UAE regional offices also extend service support into Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, India, Iraq, Algeria and other countries.  

Photo: Peter Sanders and Clarke Shepherd have taken on the respective roles of technical manager and global business development director at Oil Plus.

Oil Plus Announces Senior Management Appointments

; experience, and Shepherd, an experienced project controls and business development manager, will support Oil Plus in providing clients with advice on the design of efficient production facilities and cost-effective operations.   The company plans on increasing its operations in Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE and India as well as strengthening its relationship with an existing strategic partner in Kuwait. This will be supported by opening a new regional laboratory over the coming months.   Sanders was previously with the Danish Technological Institute where he led a team of PhD level scientists

Jasem Zaiton (Photo: ISS)

ISS Names Zaiton Commercial Manager, Cruise

cruise passengers in the region. With over 10 years’ cruise-orientated experience in destination management services Zaiton has focused on cruise tourism, contributing to Dubai becoming a Cruise HUB of the Cruise Arabia region and developing cruise passenger handling in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and India. Reporting to Grant Holmes, ISS VP Cruise Solutions, Zaiton also has firsthand experience of handling cruise passengers, cruise lines (all segments) and destination management, especially in enhancing the potential of heritage and attraction sites. He is an accredited international World

Photo courtesy of STATS

STATS Expands In Canada and Middle East

establishing a separate trading entity in Qatar. Angus Bowie said: “We are now building infrastructure in the Middle East and the new Abu Dhabi facility gives us a proper presence and the foundations to substantially increase our market share. “We are working across the region in UAE, Oman, Qatar and most recently in Saudi Arabia. We expect to see an uplift in the emergency repair work we carry out and revenue from the Middle East region will contribute to around one quarter of group revenue this year.”  

Photo courtesy of RCCL

Quantum of the Seas to Embark on World Tour in 2015

itinerary, departing May 13, with calls at Rome (Civitavecchia) and Naples/Capri, Italy; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and Aqaba, Jordan, A 14-night India & Southeast Asia itinerary, departing May 29, which features overnights in Dubai, UAE; Cochin, India; and Singapore, as well as calls at Muscat, Oman; and Penang, Malaysia, A 3-night Short Malaysia itinerary, departing roundtrip from Singapore on June 12 , calling at Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia, And a nine-night Exotic Asia itinerary that departs June 15 from Singapore to Shanghai (Baoshan), China, with calls at Ho Chi Minh City

Kemp: Gulf Migrant Workers Will Be Biggest Victims of Oil Shock

Impact   The same pressure to reduce the number of migrants is likely to play out across the other oil-dependent economies around the Gulf.   In addition to the 10.1 million migrants in Saudi Arabia, there are 8.1 million in the United Arab Emirates, 2.9 million in Kuwait, 1.8 million in Oman, 1.7 million in Qatar, and 700,000 in Bahrain.   In most of these countries, migrants make up an even larger share of the local population than in Saudi Arabia, according to UN calculations.   The situation in each of these economies is different. Some are more petroleum-dependent than

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