Oman Drydock Company (ODC) is based at the Port of Duqm and strategically located close to global shipping routes benefitting customers by reducing deviation time. With a 2,800-meter quay, a water depth of 9-10 meters, 14 sets of jib cranes and two graving docks, ODC can handle vessels up to 600,000 DWT efficiently.
Commencing operations in 2011, ODC initially specialised in handling LNG and VLCC vessels before expanding into gas carriers, car carriers, bulk carriers, pipe layers, heavy lift ships, cruise vessels and oil tankers. Now, ODC provides ship maintenance and conversion facilities for all types of vessels offering a full range of general vessel repair services including engineering, electrical, propulsion, accommodation upgrades, fitting, blasting and painting as well as procurement, testing, trials and class surveys.
ODC’s considerable steel work capabilities and expertise enables the company to manage major and minor emergency repair projects swiftly and efficiently. In a further expansion to its services, ODC also designs and fabricates steel works for the petro-chemical industry, the construction and maintenance of off-shore platforms for the oil and gas industry and is increasingly investing in new technology.
Moreover, ODC extended its service portfolio in 2017 by offering unique naval ship repair services following the signing of a joint venture (JV) agreement with Babcock International Group to establish Duqm Naval Dockyard (DND). With extensive expertise working with international navies around the globe, DND adds a strategically important dimension to ODC’s world-class ship repair and maintenance capabilities offering support to military forces operating in the region.