15 Jan 2023

Zamil Offshore Services Company to build and deliver RIBCRAFT security boats for The Red Sea destination

Zamil Offshore Services Company signed a Licensed Manufacturing Agreement in March 2022 to build and deliver RIBCRAFT design boats in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are pleased to announce that the first contract with our strategic partner Red Sea Global for locally manufacturing RIBCRAFT boats was signed in Oct 2022. This includes the construction and delivery of 11 Security boats based on 4 designs from RIBCRAFT, UK.  These boats will be completely built at the new Composite Facility at Zamil Shipyard, Dammam as “SAUDI MADE”. All 11 boats are planned to be delivered by April 2023.

This will herald a new beginning in fostering the local Maritime capability in manufacturing of world class RIBs, based on proven and reputed RIBCRAFT, UK design.

“We are constantly looking to expand our capabilities to be self-reliant and serve the interest of the Kingdom. Towards this, I am happy to state that Zamil Shipyard, within a period of 6 months since conceiving the strategy to develop composite boat build capability has been successful in not only setting up the infrastructure and capability, but also signing the first major contract with one of our Key strategic Partners, Red Sea Global, for the supply of the Security Boats. We look forward to continuously and constantly aspiring to execute this prestigious project and similar projects to meet our Country’s maritime and commercial requirements inline with Vision 2030” says Nasser Al Hazzani, Chief Operating Officer, Zamil Offshore Services Co.

Statement by Anton Bawab, Group Head of Operations at Red Sea Global, said: “The Red Sea destination is spread across 28,000km2 with an archipelago of more than 90 untouched island, dormant volcanos, sweeping desert dunes, mountain canyons and historical and cultural sites.

“To move our guests, staff and supplies across this vast, diverse landscape we are developing the most comprehensive multi-modal mobility network in the world, including land, sea and air assets. This partnership is a key part of this puzzle, preparing us to secure our lagoon and islands ready to receive guests next year.”

About Red Sea Global

Red Sea Global (RSG - www.redseaglobal.com) is a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia.

RSG is a global multi-project developer, seeking to lead the world towards a more sustainable future, showing how responsible and regenerative development can uplift communities, drive economies, and enhance the environment.  The protection of natural capital is central to all development decisions, as the organization seeks to create a better future for all.

A cornerstone of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 ambition to diversify its economy, RSG is playing a key role in transforming the nation, by creating exciting opportunities for young Saudi talent and the private sector, as it develops built assets and destinations across multiple sectors that make a positive impact for people and planet.

RSG is the visionary company behind some of the world’s most ambitious development ventures, including luxury regenerative tourism destinations such as The Red Sea and AMAALA.

Across its portfolio, RSG leverages the most innovative concepts, strategies, and technologies to deliver projects that actively enhance the wellbeing of customers, communities, and environments.

About Zamil Offshore Services Company

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 70 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 and Jubail and Ras Alkhair Ports, conducting about 6,000 movements per year. Zamil also owns and operates a fleet of over 70 offshore support vessels and jack-up barges.