Wholly Owned Companies
Overseas AST Co. LLC was originally an Austrian Company which commenced operations in Dubai in 1959 to develop the creek and build the Maktoum Bridge. These were just the first of the numerous landmark projects which have since helped to change the face of the U.A.E. Overseas AST operated as a foreign entity until 1983, when Mr. Khalifa Juma Al Nabooda and Mr. Abdulla Mohammed Mazrui acquired a majority share in the business. They bought out the remaining shares in 2001.
Overseas AST's projects are diverse in nature; however it is particularly recognized for its expertise in the civil marine and mechanical sectors where it employs a highly skilled team of specialists - each with the appropriate knowledge and experience to realize the vision of the client.
Overseas AST has unrivalled expertise in marine works in the U.A.E. Its first project was to dredge the Dubai Creek, and since then, the company has played a major role in re-shaping the coastline. The marine and civil works undertaken include the construction of ports and shipyards, intake and outfall projects, jetty structures, marina developments, quay walls and bridges.
From sub-sea pipelines, which brought services to the U.A.E.'s offshore islands, to district cooling schemes for the country's latest developments, passing by civil and military aviation fuel hydrant systems, Overseas AST's Mechanical Division has a broad experience in major projects throughout the Emirates. In addition, Overseas AST has the skill to manufacture and install any type of steel structure, either on land or at sea.
Overseas AST has offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, besides a dedicated fabrication workshop - AST FAB - at the Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah.