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BINCO contracts Damen for seven workboats

A special contract signing ceremony between Bin Nowiran for Trading & Contacting Co-(BINCO) (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Damen Shipyards Group (The Netherlands) has taken place on October 1st, 2013 during the Seatrade Middle East Workboat & Offshore Marine exhibition in Abu Dhabi (UAE). The contract is for 7 vessels of 5 different ship types

This unique contract is another milestone in the longstanding relation between BINCO and Damen. The vessels will be operated by BINCO in Kuwait to serve SPM operations of Saudi Arabian Chevron’s marine export facility at Mina Saud in the PNZ.

BINCO has already been operating successfully in this field for 30 years and with these new vessels, which combine state-of-the-art technology, design and dedicated features, BINCO aims to strengthen its fleet and services towards Saudi Arabian Chevron, Khafji Joint Operations and other business partners.

As the managing director of BINCO. Eng. Khaled A. Bin Nowiran says: “it’s great that Damen can provide a wide range of quality products as a package of their proven designs operating all over the world. Their trusted capability as to shipbuilding equals their after sales services and life-time support, which makes them a valued partner for us and in the Middle East.”

DAMEN is proud of being awarded with this contract and looks forward to delivering a successful project to BINCO.

BIN NOWIRAN ESTABLISHMENT started in 1970 and was established by Mr. AHMED BIN NOWIRAN, founder and chairman, which was registered under the law of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It became one of  the prestigious and reliable contracting establishments where it was engaged in different ventures and multi-range contracts in the Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ) between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait with Saudi  Arabian Texaco and Al-Khafji joint operation.

In 1978 BIN NOWIRAN EST. (BNE) began its operation in the marine concessions serving the oil company in the region by providing different marine services on-shore/offshore, Marine crafts, Tug Boats, Aquatic Surveillance and logistics.

Over the years, BNE had grown rapidly and increased in type of work that has been executed within the frame work of its expansion. By 1982 BIN NOWIRAN opened up a Civil Contracts Division for Oil Pipeline and Tank Maintenance, Janitorial and Sanitation Services, General Maintenance, Cleaning and Painting, Heater and Steam Boiler Erection. With continued success in operation, in 1995, BNE opened up its third Division for Light and Heavy Vehicles Operational Rental Services.

Last, but not least, after 39 years of success and at the  beginning of 2009 BIN NOWIRAN EST. had converted to BIN NOWIRAN FOR TRADING & CONTRACTING CO. LTD – (BINCO) in order to better reflect its size, business lines, experience, assets and its different resources to move forward side by side with the environment changes and development in the size of business in the future.


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Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

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