Waleed Altamimi (Tasneef) and Recai Hakan Sen (Med Marine) sign a memorandum of understanding in Abu Dhabi (source: Med Marine)
November 29, 2021by Martyn Wingrove
Tug and tanker builder Med Marine further expanded its expansion into the Middle East market through agreement with a regional classification society
Med Marine, one of Turkey’s leading tugboat operators and shipbuilders, has announced a new partnership with Tasneef, which is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The MoU they signed will benefit both Med Marine and Tasneef, with collaboration in the maritime and shipbuilding sectors for both parties.
For Med Marine, this could open new doors for building ships such as tugs, work boats, and chemical tankers and tankers, for owners in the Middle East.
For Tasneef, this will bring more opportunities for its services in maritime classification, certification of management systems, products and personnel, asset integrity and training.
Tasneef chief executive Waleed Altamimi and Med Marine chairman Recai Hakan Sen signed the deal and shook hands on the MoU.
Med Marine employs the Eregli shipyard to build tugs, tankers, pilot boats and other work boats. It has successfully built nearly 200 projects, including stainless steel IMO II type oil / chemical tankers, tugs and other work boats, either for its own operations or for customers around the world.
He recently built an escort and rescue tug for the Kenyan authorities and two icebreaker tugs for Svitzer Europe.
Tasneef was established in 2012 as the first local classification society in the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council.