Berge is flanked by Moustafa (left) and Prabhu at the signing ceremony

Berge is flanked by Moustafa (left) and Prabhu at the signing ceremony

Asry, Solas ink services deal

March 2014

Bahrain’s Asry, the ship and rig repair yard, has signed a deal with Solas Marine Services Group enabling the latter to build a 2,000 sq m service centre on its premises.

The centre will service life boats, life rafts and firefighting and lifesaving appliances, expanding Asry’s services portfolio and bringing new business opportunities to the country, Asry said.

“This is the first development in a programme to increase Asry’s technical resources, which will continue to roll out in 2014. Asry already boasts a leading line-up of in-yard workshops, but is investing in even more third-parties setting up in the yard, with a view to maintaining its reputation as a one-stop solution for all marine repairs,” the company said.

Asry’s chief executive Nils Kristian Berge and its technical resources and business development general manager Magdy Moustafa signed the five-year agreement with Solas Marine Services group general manager Sanjay Prabhu.

“The agreement is in line with Asry’s policy of developing the yard’s technical resources and staying ahead of clients’ needs,” Berge said, adding that it will strengthen Asry’s leading position and followed Asry chairman Sheikh Duaij Bin Salman Al Khalifa’s desire to diversify sources of income through partnerships.

The project begins this month and will be completed before year’s end.

Moustafa said that the agreement is the first in a series of similar arrangements and would add to Asry’s achievements.

In his remarks, Prabhu commented that the deal would be mutually beneficial and encourage his company to intensify its relationship with Asry.

As well as its usual servicing functions, Solas offers turnkey projects covering fire alarms, gas alarms and safety protection systems suitable for use in offshore drilling units, supply vessels and naval vessels.



The Solas Group has a wide base of qualified engineers and experienced service technicians trained and certified by manufacturers. Also, it is certified to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System. The group’s operations are certified by most of the classification societies including ABB, DNV, LR, GL and NKK, said Prabhu.



Founded in 1977, Asry is the Arabian Gulf’s most experienced ship and rig repair yard with a range of facilities including a 500,000 dwt drydock, two floating docks of length 252 m and 227 m, 15 repair berths with a total length of approximately 4,000 m and twin 255 m slipways as well as a full range of workshops and service centres.

The yard’s portfolio of capabilities is not only the largest in the Arabian Gulf, but also includes jack-up rigs and other offshore assets coming under a dedicated division – Asry Offshore Services. Combined with a series of other diversifications including an Energy Division dedicated to the production of unique power generation barges, and a Consultancy Division for marine engineering packages, Asry is a multi-functional marine services hub committed to providing international standards to global shipowners operating in the Arabian Gulf.

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