Global maritime JV launched - OE Digital
Saudi Aramco and partners Lamprell, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, and Hyundai Heavy Industries, announced on 30 December, 2017, the official launch of their International Maritime Industries (IMI) joint venture. When fully operational in 2022, this integrated maritime yard will be one of the largest full-service maritime facilities.
This new joint venture localizes essential links for Saudi Aramco’s supply chain related to offshore drilling and shipping activities, which will lead to optimized cost, reduced response times and improved agility for Saudi Aramco and its affiliates.
The nearly 12 million sq m facility will be the largest in the region in terms of production capacity and scale offering an unprecedented mix of products and services. This scope enables Saudi Aramco and its supply chain partners to meet their manufacturing and MRO [maintenance, repair and operations] requirements for offshore oil and gas rigs, offshore support vessels, and commercial vessels, including very large crude carriers (VLCC). The yard has an annual capacity to manufacture four offshore rigs, over 40 vessels including three VLCCs, and service over 260 maritime products.
“By meeting Saudi Aramco’s offshore production and transport needs, International Maritime Industries will serve our strategic intent to become the world’s foremost integrated energy and chemicals company. Its combination of technology, supply chain efficiencies and lifecycle partnership will create a wo....