Offered by Oman Drydock Company.
As well as carrying out general repair operations, ODC also has the ability and experience to undertake large conversion contracts.
The largest conversion contract carried out so far by ODC involved three massive OBO carriers, which were converted to VLCCs for Greece’s Springfield Shipping. The 314 m long, 319,000 dwt Olympic Luck was the first to be converted, and on the basis of the successful completion of this first conversion project, Springfield awarded a further two contracts covering the same conversion on-board the Olympic Luck and Olympic Leopard.
This highly complicated conversion project included the construction and insertion of some 40 new blocks weighing between 50 and 80 tonnes upon each ship. This resulted in some 3,000 tonnes of new steel being involved for each ship.
One of ODC’s targets is to increase its involvement in the LNG tanker repair market – the yard has already carried out a number of such projects. The license agreement with France’s GTT allows for the survey, inspection and repair of membrane-type containment systems. The yard has also gained experience with Moss-type (spherical) containment systems. As well as LNG tankers ODC has also carried out many repair projects on-board LPG tankers.
The capability of the yard was also seen when the one of the world’s largest ships, the 400,000 dot ore carrier Sohar Max drydocked at the yard for schedule repairs.