SAFEEN Group, a core component within AD Ports Group’s Maritime Cluster, has undergone rapid expansion, adding to its established marine services division, to provide a full service from shipping and transhipment to offshore and subsea. Complementary acquisitions and partnerships with industry stalwarts has resulted in combined marine assets and expertise, and a unique end-to-end model that covers the full spectrum of the supply chain from ocean shipping to last mile offshore delivery.
Within SAFEEN Group’s Offshore and Subsea division, Safeen Offshore and OFCO currently serve as one of the largest and competitively priced providers of shore bases and offshore integrated logistics solutions in the GCC. Officially launched in January 2021 as a joint venture between AD Ports Group and Allianz Marine & Logistics Services, OFCO offers industry-leading knowledge and resources to a broad range of clients in areas such as Oil & Gas, EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction), heavy lift module transportation, total offshore logistics solutions and shore based operations.
This completely integrated logistics ecosystem caters to industrial and commercial customers’ every need. Clients can benefit from full management of the supply chain from supplier dispatching, transportation, to custom clearance, storage, material handling, heavy lift and loading onto vessels. A one-stop shop of efficient and cost-effective supply chain solutions – but without the burden of time and financial investment in new infrastructure, equipment, training or hiring.
The Offshore division has delivered more than 500 offshore logistics and heavy lift solutions within the UAE and the GCC. It has been able to do this due to diverse facilities, which include access to more than 70,000 square metres of shore-based operations and more than 100+ offshore support vessels.
The Subsea division delivers its services via a multitude of channels and subsidiaries. A joint venture with National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) established SAFEEN Surveys and Subsea Services, dedicated to delivering offshore Geotech & geophysical surveys as well as subsea services. Additionally, recently acquired Divetech provides an array of commercial diving services with more than 500 divers. The subsea division also provides full IRM (Inspection, Repair & Maintenance) solutions and has a considerable record in providing EPRS (Emergency Pipeline Repair Services), maintaining a network of over 5500 kilometres of subsea pipes.
As a complete maritime solutions provider, SAFEEN Group is continually expanding and innovating to offer turnkey solutions across offshore, oil & gas and renewable energies and operate a number of offshore support vessels to meet clients’ needs.
SAFEEN Group has a wealth of expertise in large offshore infrastructure projects, including active operations within the Middle East’s oil and gas sector, and covers every step to make the project successful, efficient, safe and compliant – from vessels, storage, manpower through to managing both the required paperwork and the project onsite.
The Middle East region is currently expected to see nearly 600 new oil and gas projects begin operation between 2022-2026. With these new projects, SAFEEN Group anticipates a growing demand for support in areas such as marine construction and new project build.
Fully streamlined and holistic processes lead to greater transparency, greater efficiency, and greater agility – particularly within the supply chain – leading in turn to a saving in time and costs. As the largest and most advanced provider of advanced integrated maritime services in the region, it is exactly these benefits that SAFEEN Group offers clients.