Goltens starts work on new facility in DMC
Dubai, October 22, 2011
Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the world’s first purpose-built maritime centre, announced that ship repair and maintenance company Goltens carried out a ground breaking ceremony of its new office and workshop facility in DMC.
The company has launched its business in the city, and laid the foundation stone for the construction of facilities dedicated to building and repairing ships.
Goltens, which has a strong presence in the Middle East and across 21 locations around the globe, are under a long term Musataha ground development agreement with DMC for two plots within the DMC. The plots measuring about 23,000 sq m are leased to Goltens for a period of 25 years.
“When we announced the opening of the maritime zone of the city in March of this year we were determined to develop Dubai Maritime City as part of the Strategic Plan of 2014,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World.
“Today I want to emphasize that the vast collection of amenities and facilities provided by DMC to encourage business by sea is an opportunity for real growth and development of this vital sector. Infrastructure development is progressing rapidly and we see heightened interest from companies all over the world in this unique facility,” he added.
Paul Friedberg, president – Goltens Worldwide Services, said: “Goltens is recognized for its reputation as a reliable, dependable and responsive provider of a wide variety of ship repair and mechanical services.”
“The Middle East marine repair market is expected to grow significantly medium to long term and Goltens Dubai will for the foreseeable future be a large hub for the Middle East and we especially see a future growth within our specialist core disciplines Diesel, In Situ and Mechanical. Our commitment to our customers is not just to meet their expectation, but rather to exceed them by utilizing our global resources to continually deliver the highest quality standards to the international shipping community anywhere in the world.”
The new Goltens Dubai facility will be twice the size compared to what the company has in Dubai today, with a footprint of 10,000 sq m and an office block of 2,000 sq m.
The workshop is a state of the art design with all thinkable modern equipment to serve the marine and industrial markets here in the Middle East, very similar to the other workshops built over the last four years in China, Rotterdam, Vietnam, Mumbai and Jeddah, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service