Abu Dhabi Ports-owned offshore logistics service provider OFCO and heavy lift specialist Mammoet United Arab Emirates have announced a collaboration agreement.

The two companies will combine expertise to offer integrated packages for major projects, covering transport and installation services initially focussed on the UAE with plans to expand to the wider GCC.

Captain Maktoum Al Houqani, Chief Corporate Authority Officer and Head of Maritime Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “by combining each organisation’s expertise and resources, we can complement each other’s service offering and explore potential operational and logistical synergies, which would allow us to create an integrated, cost-effective solution for the major project market within the GCC and beyond.”

The companies said the agreement will combine OFCO and Mammoet’s “maritime, engineering, and logistical expertise, together with strategic positioning, infrastructure, and in-house assets, to create a joint value proposition that is both flexible and competitive.”

Customers will benefit from streamlined solutions with a single partner rather than a string of subcontractors, the companies said.

Paul van Gelder, Chief Executive Officer Mammoet said: “Mammoet maintains the largest fleet of heavy lifting equipment in the world, and so is well-positioned to scale its service in response to any challenge. We look forward to bringing this enhanced offering to clients in the GCC, as part of this strategic partnership”.

Mammoet opened a regional head office in Dubai back in 1974, and while OFCO is a newcomer founded in 2021, it operates under SAFEEN Group, Abu Dhabi Ports’ marine services arm, and is one of the largest providers of onshore and offshore integrated logistics solutions and subsea services in the GCC.

Source: Seatrade Maritime