PSA Marine Qalhat SAOC (PSAMQ), a joint venture between PSA Marine and Golden Dunes International (GDI), will commence towage operations for Oman LNG (OLNG) in Sur, Oman on 11 January.
The contract will be for a period of 10 years. OLNG is a joint venture between the Omani government, Shell and other energy players, and is currently Oman’s only exporter of LNG.
Four 65 t bollard pull tugs were delivered ahead of commencement date to support PSAMQ’s towage operations from OLNG.
Peter Chew, Managing Director of PSA Marine, commented: “PSA Marine is honoured and pleased to be given this opportunity to provide towage services for OLNG. We will leverage on our global experience and expertise to ensure a smooth operation. In addition, PSA Marine will strive to contribute and make a difference to the local community in Sur.”
Masoud Al-Barwani, CEO of GDI, added: “GDI is proud to be associated with PSA Marine on this long-term OLNG venture. While there are a number of international players equipped to provide such services, we have decided to join hands with PSA Marine. We stand committed in ensuring knowledge transfer to Omanis and to uphold the principles of In Country Values and Corporate Social Responsibility to the community.”
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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