2003 News Story

First Saudi-built ship launched at Dammam Port

Governor of the Eastern Province Prince Muhammad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz launched from the King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam yesterday the first ship to be built in the Kingdom. The ship, named 'Zamil 25', was built by Zamil Operation and Maintenance Company Limited (ZOMCO). For the next twelve years, it will be put to work in Saudi Aramco's offshore oilfields. ZOMCO's President Zamil Al-Zamil reports that the company used its own engineers and technical facilities, applying the highest international shipbuilding standards.