KR Group collaborates with Asyad Drydock to construct Oman’s first indigenous marine vessel.


Muscat: The KR Group has partnered with Asyad Drydock to build vessels in the modern shipbuilding and repairs facility in Duqm, Oman, through its Marine Solutions business.

Khimji Ramdas Marine Solutions, a full-service company specializing in the design and construction of harbour-related infrastructures as well as ship repair and maintenance, has grown rapidly since its inception in 2005.In its first project, the team successfully built a 15m multi-cat vessel called “Hulm Al Behar,” which became the first marine vessel built in Asyad Drydock.

Khimji Ramdas Group launches the first modern ship built in Oman, ‘Hulm Al Behar’ The company has also commenced the building of its second vessel, a 24.0m high-speed aluminium crew boat, to facilitate anchorage support services in Fujairah.

“The completion of our first local project is a watershed moment in our expanding partnership. This is a monumental accomplishment for KR Group Marine Solutions and Asyad Drydock, and it marks the beginning of many new opportunities. While we continue to celebrate the launch of the first modern ship built in Oman, the ‘Hulm Al Behar,’ our focus will shift to the future.

Asyad Group’s ‘Hulm AlBehar’ project has been a significant opportunity for investing in the development of Omani talent in various engineering and managerial disciplines, and for providing Oman with a qualified human capital capable of leading and sustaining construction operations. With a vision to showcase Oman’s capabilities on the world stage, as a nation equipped with the knowledge, expertise, and skills to construct its vessels, this partnership also opens up opportunities to build and export marine vessels from Oman.

Kharji Ramdas has launched a 15m multi-cat vessel in Oman’s water in Duqm. It is the first time Khimji and Asyad Drydock have built ships and vessels in Oman for the very first time. The launch of the vessel is the start of many more accolades for the teams, said Ravi Kumar Dhulipala, Chief Operating Officer, Khimjis – Infrastructure Cluster. He said “We are honoured to be able to deliver world-class vessels second to none in the world”

KR Group Marine Solutions has strategically acquired several marine vessels and equipment to enhance its capability and capacity to secure key marine projects along the coast of Oman. The KR Group acknowledges the efforts of all stakeholders of Asyad Drydock & KR Marine Solutions and with the joint capabilities will build all types of vessels, from multi-cat, crew boats, fishing vessels, barges to floating pontoons.

KR Group Marine Solutions is actively involved in several shipbuilding activities with Asyad Drydock in Duqm. With national talent equipped with the expertise to offer customers comprehensive and competitive maritime services, the projects will help in the diversification of Oman’s economy as outlined in Oman Vision 2040. Khimji Ramdas Group will continue to pave the way for bigger opportunities that will benefit the nation’s economy.

KR Group Marine Solutions has announced the creation of a new shipyard in Oman to support first-of-its-kind projects. The company’s founder, Hritik Khimji, said he believes the new generation of young Omanis coming out of high school or university are looking for challenging opportunities and have the potential and mindset to excel. He added that KR will be able to create a strong workforce that is skilled, competent, and reserves the capacity to spearhead change and propel Oman forward.


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