Abu Dhabi based OFCO - Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company - a new division of Abu Dhabi Ports, has signed a collaboration agreement with Mammoet UAE to offer integrated offshore turnkey transport and installation solutions for projects in the region.
The collaboration will initially target UAE based projects, with plans to venture further afield in the future as the two companies leverage their respective expertise and equipment to create a joint proposition that is “flexible and competitive, in order to provide customers with a streamlined, flexible, and cost effective solution for handling their heavy transport needs from a single source, rather than having to rely on several subcontractors to lift and shift their loads”.
Maktoum Al Houqani of Abu Dhabi Ports said: “The newly-announced collaboration between Abu Dhabi Ports’ OFCO and Mammoet marks a critical milestone in Abu Dhabi Ports’ ongoing efforts to foster an integrated logistics ecosystem catering to our commercial and industrial customers’ every need. 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.”
Mammoet chief executive Paul van Gelder added: “At Mammoet, we always look for ways to improve the efficiency of projects for our customers. The strategic alliance with OFCO is a testament to that, as our collaboration will reduce the number of interfaces within the logistics chain of projects, enabling the planning and operations to be streamlined, and therefore realising the most efficient and cost-effective approaches. 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.”
OFCO was launched earlier this year as part of the Safeen group - Abu Dhabi Ports’ marine services arm, one of the largest providers of onshore and offshore integrated logistics solutions and subsea services in the region.