Abu Dhabi Ports, National Marine Dredging Company sign agreement


Abu Dhabi Ports and the National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) have entered into a groundbreaking agreement to establish a new joint venture, "Safeen Surveys and Subsea Services." This exciting collaboration is set to revolutionize offshore surveys and subsea services in the UAE, the GCC region, and select international markets.

Safeen Surveys and Subsea Services will offer a wide array of services, including offshore surveys encompassing geophysical and geotechnical surveys, trenching, and dredging support. Moreover, it will provide integrated subsea services such as commercial diving, remotely-operated vehicles, unmanned inspection vessels, and tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of offshore operations, particularly in the fields of oil, gas, and renewable energy.

The Agreement

The agreement was formalized with the signatures of Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO of the AD Ports Group, and Yasser Zaghloul, Group CEO of the National Marine Dredging Company Group. Their shared vision is to bring forth a new era of excellence in marine and diving services, contributing to the UAE's commitment to building a sustainable, diversified, and knowledge-based economy.

Innovative Solutions for Challenging Environments

Yasser Zaghloul, Group CEO of NMDC, highlighted the innovative solutions that this new joint venture will provide. Safeen Surveys and Subsea Services will deliver cutting-edge offshore survey and diving capabilities across diverse environments and geographies, further solidifying NMDC Group's position as a global EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) and marine dredging major.

A New Horizon for Offshore Services

Captain Ammar Mubarak Al Shaiba, CEO of Safeen Feeders and Acting CEO of the Ports Operating Company at AD Ports Group, underlined the pioneering approach of the joint venture. By combining the track records and expertise of both organizations, they aim to implement novel innovations on some of the region's most demanding projects. This is set to take offshore surveys and subsea services towards new horizons.

Global Reach

Safeen Surveys and Subsea Services will operate not only in the UAE and the GCC region but also in global markets where both AD Ports Group and NMDC have a significant presence. These targeted international markets include Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Taiwan, Sudan, Iraq, Mauritania, Mauritius, Guinea, Pakistan, and Western India.

The establishment of Safeen Surveys and Subsea Services represents a significant step forward in the field of offshore surveys and subsea services, offering innovative solutions that cater to the evolving needs of the oil, gas, and renewable energy sectors. This collaboration between two leading entities, Abu Dhabi Ports and the National Marine Dredging Company, showcases their commitment to excellence and innovation, reinforcing their global reputation as industry leaders. Safeen Surveys and Subsea Services is poised to drive new possibilities and opportunities in the world of marine and subsea exploration and support services.