Zamil offshore and CMN NAVAL incorporates a group of companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to become the reference for composite shipbuilding and ILS services
Zamil offshore and CMN NAVAL ink a deal at the World Defence Show 2022
Riyadh KSA, March, 7th, 2022 – Zamil Offshore Services Company and CMN NAVAL incorporate a group of companies to become the regional reference in building composite high-speed interceptors and Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) services for the local and export markets.
Zamil Offshore and CMN NAVAL will bring industrial assets, systems, financial, and technological resources with the intent to leverage the best of both Companies' capabilities in creating a new champion in the naval shipbuilding industry worldwide.
The agreements were signed by Sufyan Al Zamil, CEO of Zamil Offshore and Pierre Blamer, CEO of CMN Naval during the World Defense Show.
Zamil Offshore Services Company has been offering diversified offshore and marine support services to the oil and gas industry since 1977. Its core business includes offshore marine and diving services, offshore construction and hook up services, shipbuilding, ship and rig maintenance along with seaport operations. The company operates shipyards on both coasts of the Kingdom, namely, at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, Saudi Aramco’s West Pier Facility at Ras Tanura, and Jeddah Islamic Port.
CMN NAVAL is a leading global shipbuilder present in 42 Navies with facilities and shipyards across Europe including France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. CMN Naval’s design and engineering IP rights and transfer of technology including management, training, ILS, combat system integration, and unique shipbuilding expertise will contribute to creating the Kingdom’s first high-tech composite facility with full capabilities to handle the build process from design to delivery.
“The company we incorporated with Zamil Offshore is a very important step for the future of our group, today we are based solidly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and very honored to be part of 2030 Vision” said Iskandar Safa Chairman of CMN NAVAL.
“We are very honored to sign these agreements with our partner CMN Naval today. These companies will contribute to the further localization of key capabilities to support our naval and border guard fleets in Kingdom”, said Khaled Al Zamil Chairman of Zamil Group.
Sufyan Al Zamil commented that “These agreements today come as an extension to our ongoing successful partnership with CMN in the aluminum High Speed Interceptor program, where we manufactured 27 out of the total of 58 HSIs locally in our facility at Dammam. With the composites capability added to our existing portfolio of steel and aluminum manufacturing and the introduction of a local ILS provider, we will be able to cater to all defense customer demands in Kingdom and on a global scale.”
The General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) is the Kingdom’s defence sector regulator. Zamil Offshore is licensed by GAMI to engage in various defence activities, including manufacturing, services, and trade. GAMI’s regulatory oversight and policymaking efforts act as the key enabler of such strategic localization partnerships.
About CMN Naval
In the last eight decades, CMN NAVAL has delivered more than 3,500 vessels and is present in 42 navies worldwide. Combining the group's proven shipbuilding technologies with innovation to continuously push the boundaries and to become the world’s most advanced and sustainable shipbuilder. The group is composed of modern facilities and shipyards across Europe with locations in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. CMN NAVAL’s product range starts from 15-meter high-speed interceptors to frigates of 130 meters plus. Learn more about CMN NAVAL at www.cmnnaval.com.
About Zamil Offshore
Zamil Offshore Services Company is a wholly owned Zamil Group Holding Company subsidiary.
Established in 1977, Zamil Offshore Services Company provides diversified offshore and marine support services to the oil and gas industry. The core business includes offshore marine and diving services, offshore construction and hookup services, shipbuilding, ship and rig maintenance, and seaport operations. Zamil has a large compliment of strategic partners including MTU for which Zamil is the exclusive and sole marine distributor covering sales, aftermarket and servicing as part of the MTU global network covering Saudi Arabia.
The company operates shipyards on both coasts of the Kingdom, at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, Saudi Aramco’s West Pier Facility at Ras Tanura, and Jeddah Islamic Port.
Through its shipyards, Zamil has built and delivered over 60 vessels to various Clients in and out of the Kingdom and offers repair services to over 150 vessels annually. In addition, Zamil manages the pilotage and towage operations at King Abdulaziz Dammam Port, conducting about 2,000 movements per year. Zamil also owns and operates a fleet of over 60 offshore support vessels and jack-up barges.