ADNOC Logistics and Services (ADNOC L&S), the shipping and maritime logistics subsidiary of ADNOC, announced that it has signed a new 25-year agreement to provide critical marine services across all petroleum ports in Abu Dhabi.
The deal is on behalf of the Petroleum Ports Authority (PPA). This includes the onshore Jebel Dhanna Ruwais Petroleum Port and the offshore Das Island, Zirku Island and Mubarraz Petroleum Ports in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
ADNOC L&S will provide a range of specialist port services to PPA including pilotage, towage, line handling and other marine services. The company was appointed following technical reviews and benchmarking against major regional and international ports, with the objective of aligning with international best practices and delivering optimum petroleum-port operations.
ADNOC L&S has extensive experience in managing port operations. In 2019 alone, its marine services team completed 8,659 dives, 741 towages, 2,022 line-handling jobs for incoming vessels, 5,630 pilotages and 2,806 vessel berths, in addition to managing the largest oil spill response inventory in the UAE.
Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO, ADNOC L&S, said: "This new agreement with PPA is a natural evolution of our close collaboration over many years and will allow us to utilize our resources strategically, and drive innovation that will boost performance, enhance efficiency and deliver a seamless end-to-end service at all Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports."
Captain Jasim Al Khamiri, Senior Vice President, PPA, said: “This long term service agreement is the first of its kind in the UAE, and fits perfectly with our focus on sustainable and reliable operations. We placed our trust in the capabilities of ADNOC L&S, as the range and quality of their services, the depth of their experience and the quality of their people remains unique in the UAE. This will enable us to maintain and enhance our rigorous marine standards as we continue to ensure safe and efficient export of ADNOC products to the world.”