Marine Capabilities LLC (Marcap) was incorporated in Abu Dhabi with a history dating as far as 1983.
With close to 40 years of experience, Marcap is one of the main marine service providers with over 30 vessels serving the largest oilfield and construction companies across the Arabian Gulf (including both United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), the Arabian Sea, and across the Red Sea.
As experienced vessel owner and operator, Marcap's focus on quality services, reliability of vessels, onshore support, and dedication to QHSE, has led to the company amassing numerous awards and accolades from the industry. Among the compliments received, Marcap has been recognised as "Best Shipowner Of The Year", "Best Marine Service Provider", "Excellence In Maritime Services".
Helm by a team of dynamic industry veterans, their valuable experience and insights are often sought after in periodicals and international conferences.
To be recognized in the marine industry as the first-choice supplier committed to providing the highest level of marine offshore services with absolute regard for safety, quality services, and health.To strive to continuously provide a respectful and supportive work environment that embraces diversity.
To become the leading marine solutions provider while maintaining reliable, trustworthy and quality services to our current and future customers.
Established in Abu Dhabi as a department in Al Bawardi Enterprises in response to developments in the marine industry.
Al Bawardi Marine Services Company (ABMS) branched out as an independent entity due to major restructuring, and was equipped with her own team, fleet and headquarter.
Renamed as Marine Capabilities (Marcap) LLC; revamped fleet by acquisition of larger and modern vessels. "Marcap" which means "boat" in Arabic, is now an approved contractor serving all oil operating companies in Abu Dhabi and major clients in the UAE and neighbouring Gulf countries.
Expanded to KSA, established as Saudi Marcap, an independent subsidiary; accepted as a marine contractor by Saudi Aramco. Awarded by charter of DSV for stabilization of 06 pipelines in shallow water. Subsequently awarded 02 long-term charters for DP, AHTS for anchor handling and supply scope for 03 years charter period, and extended for further 03 years.
Owner and operator of a diversified and technologically advanced fleet of around 30 vessels, comprising Pilot Boat, Crew Boat, Utility Vessel, Tugboat, AHT, AHTS (DP2), PSV (DP2), Maintenance Vessel, Supply Vessel, Cargo Barge, LCT, covering oilfield and civil projects.
Established in Abu Dhabi as Al Bawardi Marine Services Company (ABMS), as a department in Al Bawardi Enterprises, in response to developments in the marine industry.
Al Bawardi Marine Services Company (ABMS) branched out as an independent entity due to major restructuring, and was equipped with her own team, fleet of vessels and headquarter.
Renamed as Marine Capabilities (Marcap) LLC. Revamping of fleet by acquisition of larger and technologically more advanced vessels. "Marcap" which means "boat" in Arabic, is now an approved contractor serving all oil operating companies in Abu Dhabi and major clients in the UAE and neighbouring Gulf countries.
Expanded into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as Saudi Marcap and accepted as contractor in the marine industry by Saudi Aramco. Awarded charter of DSV for stabilization of 06 pipelines in shallow water. Subsequently awarded 02 long term charters for AHTSS for 03 years period followed by 03 years extension.
Owner and operator of a diversified and technologically advanced fleet of over 20 vessels, comprising Pilot Boat, Crew Boat, Utility Vessel, Tugboat, AHT, AHTS (DP2), PSV (DP2), Maintenance Vessel, Supply Vessel, Cargo Barge, LCT, covering oilfield and civil projects.
Mohammed Juma Al Bawardi Al Falasi
Mr. Mohammed Juma Al Bawardi Al Falasi is a renowned entrepreneur known for being farsighted and possesses in-depth know-how of various business models and management systems. Currently the Chairman of Emdad LLC and Managing Director of Al Bawardi Enterprises, Mr. Al Bawardi regards the group as a multi-sector entity supporting Abu Dhabi's economy with new technologies. Apart from contributing and participating in the group's strategy and vision, Mr. Al Bawardi also works on exploring new avenues, refining the governance structure and ensuring strategies and vision are established to meet future challenges in the Oil & Gas markets of Abu Dhabi, GCC and regionally. Mr. Al Bawardi is an Economics graduate from the Florida International University in the USA with post graduate internship with various multinational, regional and local organizations.
Director - Operations
Capt. Abdallah Chehab (M. Mar. AFNI) joined Al Bawardi Marine Services (which was subsequently renamed as Marine Capabilities LLC) in 1999 as Technical Manager, before taking on the role of Operations Manager and DPA in 2001. As Director - Operations, Capt. Chehab is responsible for asset integrity, operational effectiveness, and HSE compliance of the organization. Prior to joining Marcap, Capt. Chehab was the General Manager (Marine Division) of Sea Shell Navigation Co., Ltd. which owns and operates Reefer Vessels. Capt. Chehab is also a member of the Middle East Technical Committee of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute
President & CEO
Mr. Samer Qiblawi joined Al Bawardi Marine Services (which was subsequently renamed as Marine Capabilities LLC) in 1994.As the President & CEO, Mr. Samer is responsible for the organization's strategic management, operational and business excellence, productivity, budgeting and process improvement.A graduate from American University of Beirut, Mr. Qiblawi is proficient in English, Arabic, and French.
Director - Administration
Mr. Sameh Qiblawi joined Al Bawardi Marine Services (which was subsequently renamed as Marine Capabilities LLC) in 1999 as Commercial Manager, where he was also overseeing purchasing, personnel, administrative, catering, and computer department on top of his commercial duties. As the Director - Administration, Mr. Sameh oversees the organization's Human Resource, Training and Development, Administrative, Financial and Accounting matters. Prior to joining Marcap, Mr. Sameh held several managerial positions in different establishments. A graduate from Lebanese American University, Mr. Qiblawi is proficient in English, Arabic and French.
● Formerly Al Bawardi Oil & Gas
● Serving UAE for 40 years (incorporated 1979)
● Upstream Services
Mud Waste management
Coiled tubing, cementing, stimulation services
● Downstream Services
Shutdown and turnaround services
Valves testing and maintenance
Calibration and commissioning (instrumentation)
Asset integrity services
Electromechanical construction and fabrication
HVAC & Solar power