AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics and industry, has signed a 25-year agreement with Singapore-based Crystal Offshore, a recognized full-service provider of logistics solutions to the marine and offshore industries.
Under the terms of the agreement, Crystal Offshore will be provided with a 20,000 square meter plot of land and associated quay wall in the port of Khalifa to establish a base with office facilities and fabrication workshops which can also perform advanced repairs and conversions on jack-up rigs as marine and offshore vessels.
Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer, Ports Cluster – AD Ports Group, said: “Our partnership with one of the world’s leading solution providers in the shipping and offshore industry will bring significant added value to Khalifa Port’s customers and significantly expand the range of services .” provides offerings to serve the broad base of the shipping industry. Looking ahead, we will continue to work to further diversify the service offering in our ports in the UAE and abroad. We aim to achieve this by forging strong partnerships like the one with Crystal Offshore to ensure we continue to be the global port operator of choice for our customers.”
Sujith Seharan, CEO of Crystal Offshore said: “Crystal Offshore is extremely pleased to partner with AD Ports Group to provide our services to the Middle East oil and gas industry. We have a strong track record of contractors in the region and expect this long-term partnership to deliver significant and rapid growth in our market share, largely due to the geographic proximity and excellent infrastructure that Khalifa Port has to offer. We share the vision of AD Ports Group and look forward to complementing each other with our expertise and skills.”
The new shipyard manufacturing facility at Khalifa Port will be designed for oil rigs and marine installations as well as deep sea vessels such as FPSO and semi-submersibles.