Al Masaood opens largest boat centre in Middle East
The Al Masaood Centre for Boat Services and Maintenance is the largest of its kind in the Middle East. The centre will provide a full range of services for all the clients of Al Masaood, for both local and international clients.
The Boat Centre is situated on a 26,000 sqm plot and is supervised by a highly-qualified team of experts, providing the full range of services relating to the maintenance of boats. Moreover, the centre is equipped with the latest equipment and tools and operates in-line with the highest international service standards of maintenance.
The 24hr centre’s services include: custom outfits, testing, general maintenance, repairs, instillations, overhauls, training, certifications, project planning and management of energy and propulsion systems. According to Abdulla Al Masaood, chairman of Al Masaood Group, the centre cost AED 100-million.
“We are very happy to see this project move forward, every time one of our partners in the private sector takes a step forward with a project such as this, it is a step forward for the wider economy in the emirate of Abu Dhabi,” said Saeed Eisa Al Khyeli, director general of ZonesCorp.
Al Khyeli added: “We congratulate Al Masaood Group on their latest accomplishment. The new centre is the largest workshop for engine maintenance in the Middle East and includes the maintenance of German (battle) tanks engines. This is the latest achievement in a long list of ground breaking achievements for the company.”
Since its inception ZonesCorp has played a key role in developing the industrial sector in the UAE and Abu Dhabi in particular, ZonesCorp has adopted a clear strategy to increase the contribution of the manufacturing sector to overall GDP and to strengthening its position as one of the leading sectors that contribute to the increase of non-oil exports.