Kuwait Oil Company awards major contract to Grandweld Shipyards


Grandweld Shipyards has secured a contract to design, construct and deliver four crew boats and six pilot boats for Kuwait Oil Company. The contract was signed on May, 2017 by Mr. Ismail Abdulla, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Oil Company, and Mr. Jamal Abki, General Manager of Grandweld Shipyards.

The 25meter long Aluminum fast crew boats, with a deck area of 40 square meters will be propelled by two (2) propellers driven by high-speed marine diesel engines to produce a speed of 25 Knots. Each boat is with a capacity to seat thirty three (33) persons including passengers, pilots and crew. The 23 meter long steel Pilot boats will be powered by two (2) high-speed marine diesel engines each driving fixed pitch propellers to reach a speed of 22 knots. Each of the pilot boat will accommodate fifteen (15) passengers and three (3) crews.

On this occasion, Mr.Jamal Abki, General Manager of Grandweld Shipyards has emphasized the importance of such contact saying that “Kuwait is one of our core markets in the Middle East and we are proud to collaborate with KOC and look forward to working closely with them to deliver the project effectively and efficiently.”

Grandweld Shipyards is a fully integrated shipyard providing shipbuilding, ship repair, and engineering solutions to serve the offshore and marine industry around the world. Grandweld shipbuilding division specializes in the construction of all types of steel and aluminium ships including Harbour/Terminal Tugs, Dive Maintenance Support Vessels, Seismic Support Vessels, Fast Support Intervention Vessels, AHTS, Offshore Support Vessels, Crew Boats and Pilot Boats.

The company has a working staff of 2000 engineers, technicians and workers and the company’s ship building production capacity is about 15 ships a year with future intentions to raise our production capacity in accordance with market trends if we observe any opportunities for expansion.