Oilfields Supply Center Limited (OSC) was founded in Dubai in the early 1960’s at the behest of His Highness Shaikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to serve Dubai’s exploration activities. It was the first base of its kind and rapidly established itself as a reliable partner for the oil and gas industry, providing a wide range of land-based facilities and operations support.
As development activity increased in the Middle East, OSC’s operations expanded and soon became the major support facility for the region beyond. By the late 1960’s, OSC moved its operations from close to the entrance of Dubai Creek to expansive premises adjacent to the Maktoum Bridge this coincided with the development and first production from Dubai’s own offshore oilfields.
In the 1970’s, Port Yard facilities were developed to meet the demands of the rapidly growing industry and to facilitate speedy and more efficient handling of consignments through Port Rashid.
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In 1994, OSC completed its relocation to Jebel Ali as a fundamental component of its long range objectives to meet the advanced technical requirements of the company and the Oil, Gas and Power Generation Industries. The move was the largest commercial relocation in the history of the United Arab Emirates and was totally planned, programmed and implemented by OSC, using its own resources.
Currently OSC occupies almost 11 million square feet of land area at its Jebel Ali, TechnoPark and Dubai Industrial City facilities and also has a 2.2 million square feet facility in Johor Baru, Malaysia. These facilities house common user supply bases, manufacturing units and storage yards with the Jebel Ali facilities the most comprehensive.