Kuwait Oil Company received a high boost after 4 crew boats were delivered by the UAE-based, Grandweld Shipyards. This follows the contractual agreement that was signed in May 2017. As per the agreement, Grandweld was supposed to build six pilot boats and four crew boats for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). Hence, five boats have been delivered and the remaining five will be delivered in June 2019.
Furthermore, the newly constructed four boats were specially designed to meet the requirements of Kuwait Oil Company. Further, in accordance with Lloyd’s Register’s classification rules in order to provide the highest operational efficiency and safety, and have been delivered promptly without delay.
The General Manager of Grandweld Shipyards Jamal Abki clarified, “Our long years of experience in the shipbuilding industry have taught us that every single day a ship spends out of the water leads to a great loss for the ship’s owner. Hence, our commitment to meeting deadlines with our work is a core component of our work flow.
Furthermore, our team that consists of more than 800 professional specialists, working in the best shipbuilding and repair environment in the region, share the same belief as well. As a result, we are proud to announce the delivery of these four new boats specially designed to meet the requirements of KOC. KOC is a leading company with high standards and specifications to carefully pick products, and trusted suppliers. We assure KOC that its confidence in dealing with us will always be in place,” he added.
“Our relationship with our clients far exceeds commercial contractual obligations, as we always build their boats to help them succeed in their businesses no matter the circumstance. Delivering the highest operational efficiency with the lowest running expenses is always something we prioritize while building boats to certain specifications.
Whether it is fuel consumption or periodic repairs that keeps a ship idle for many days, we strive to achieve steady growth rates for our clients’ numbers while maintaining their loyalty. Since our facility has the largest covered shipbuilding area, it is protected from exposure to wind during manufacturing which greatly affects the vessel’s hull strength and operational life. Adding that to the power and durability of our steel welding, this enables us to continue developing the best shipbuilding facilities in the region,” Jamal Abki added.