ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard) is the Arabian Gulf’s leading maritime repair and fabrication facility. Founded in 1977 in Bahrain, the multi-service yard operates in four sectors – Ship Repair & Conversion, Rig Repair & Conversion, Naval Repair & Conversion, and Fabrication & Engineering.
ASRY’s variety of facilities, from graving dock to floating dock, to slipways, to 4km of alongside berth space, means maximum flexibility in accommodating ship schedules.
Every major repair sub-contractor, classification society, and specialist workshop has an on-site presence at ASRY so that any repair requirements can be met without delay.
Bahrain’s trade policies mean that importing and exporting parts and labour is quicker and more efficient than regional yards, meaning faster turnaround for all repair projects.
MANAMA: Market analysts at ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, are predicting an impact to the large vessel repair market in the Arabian Gulf in the coming months due to recent increased tanker activity relating to crude output from Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE.
“Q3 has seen a spike in the tanker activity around Iraq and Iran,” confirmed ASRY Ship Repair General Manager, Charles Maher, “Al-Basra and Khor-Al-Amaya Terminals of Iraq have shown increased activity in Q3 with almost 50 crude tankers departing in the first 25 days of September 2016. Also,” he continued, “post-sanctions there is a significant increase in the number of tankers carrying Iranian crude, and as such we are seeing many non-Iranian tankers heading to Europe and the Indian West Coast in recent months.” In addition, the analysis from ASRY suggests that in 2016 export of Iranian crude to India is going to hit 7-year high, with the majority of those being VLCC’s and Suezmax vessels.
According to this trend, any shipyard in the Arabian Gulf region that has large docking facilities and a strong track record of tanker repair should benefit with docking repairs. Maher concluded, “Shipyards in the Arabian Gulf need to be prepared to meet the service needs of owners that are increasing their presence in our region.”