Abu Dhabi: AD Ports Group, a prominent player in global trade, logistics, and industry facilitation, has entered into a 25-year agreement with Crystal Offshore, a Singapore-based logistics solutions provider for the marine and offshore industry. The agreement entails the allocation of a 20,000-square-meter plot of land and an associated quay wall in Khalifa Port to Crystal Offshore for the construction of a base. The facility will include office spaces and fabrication workshops aimed at delivering advanced repairs and refits for jack-up rigs, marine vessels, and offshore assets.
The collaboration between AD Ports Group and Crystal Offshore is expected to bring substantial value to customers of Khalifa Port by expanding its service offerings for the marine industry. The partnership aligns with AD Ports Group’s strategic vision of diversifying and enhancing service capabilities at its ports in the UAE and abroad. By establishing robust partnerships like the one with Crystal Offshore, AD Ports Group aims to position itself as the preferred global port operator for its customers.
Mr. Sujith Sekharan, CEO of Crystal Offshore, stated that, “Crystal Offshore is extremely happy to partner with AD Ports Group with a view to deliver our services to the oil and gas industry in the Middle East region. We have a strong track record with contractors in the region, and with this long-term partnership, we anticipate significant and fast growth of our market share, greatly assisted by the geographical proximity and excellent infrastructure that Khalifa Port has to offer. We share the vision of AD Ports Group and look forward to complementing one another through our expertise and capabilities.”
The new shipyard fabrication facility within Khalifa Port will cater to drilling rigs, marine assets, and deepwater vessels such as floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units and semi-submersibles. This expansion signifies the commitment of AD Ports Group to foster growth and innovation in the marine and offshore industry, providing essential services and infrastructure to support the sector’s evolving needs.