First vessels delivered to Waha Maritime
Waha Maritime has received its first two Anchor Handling Tug (AHT) vessels from Malaysia.
The company, which is the maritime subsidiary of Abu Dhabi-based Waha Capital, has appointed Stanford Marine to technically manage the vessels.
“With the delivery of its first two vessels, Waha Maritime marks a historical milestone in the company's operations. Both vessels have already been chartered to one of the leading companies in Abu Dhabi, highlighting the sustainable demand for such sophisticated, high power and versatile vessels in the region,” said Salem Rashid Al Noaimi, CEO of Waha Capital.
“The maritime sector is a key business area, which, bucking the global economic downturn, offers unique opportunities for companies, especially those operating in the regional oil and gas and logistics sectors. Waha Capital is keen to invest heavily in this vital sector, and the arrival of these ships bears testimony to our commitment in this field,” he added.
The first ship, Waha I, is a 48 metre long vessel powered with two Caterpillar engines of up to 5,150 brake horsepower (BHP). The second one, Waha II, is 38 metre long twin screw powered with 5,000 BHP Niigata engine.