Top honours for Drydocks Dubai
Dubai, December 1, 2008
Drydocks World – Dubai, the ship repair, conversion and building subsidiary of Dubai World, has won the 'Lloyd’s List Middle East Shipyard of the Year Award' for 2008.
This is the fourth consecutive win for the company, said a top official of Drydocks World- Dubai.
This award is a reflection of the company's highest standards of service excellence and achievements.
Commenting on the achievement, Nawal Saigal, managing director, Drydocks World- Dubai, said: 'Winning the Lloyd’s List award for the fourth successive year clearly reflects our team’s commitment to realising our corporate vision, which is to be valued by our clients and employees as the world’s leading ship repair, conversion and new building group.'
'Recognition by the industry is an incentive to further improve our performance in the years to come, in line with our slogan- 'One Team, One Vision,'” he noted.
The award gives further boost to Drydocks World - Dubai’s international recognition for outstanding achievements.
The awards and honours the shipyard has won underline Dubai’s position as a leading maritime industry hub in the region and enhance the emirate’s future plans to promote its marine services, he added.
Mohammad Rizal, production director, Drydocks World Dubai, received the prestigious award from Abdullah Al Shuraim, chairman of Gulf Navigation Holding during the ceremony held at Madinat Jumeirah.
The awardees were selected by an independent panel of judges that comprised some of the most prominent names in the shipping industry.
Drydocks World – Dubai, which celebrated its Silver Jubilee early this year, is a merger of Jadaf Shipbuilding and Dubai Drydocks.
Jadaf serves smaller vessel owners, while Dubai Drydocks, with one of the largest repair docks in the world, focuses on the upper end of the market.
The company won the Ship Repair/Shipyard Award at the recently held sixth annual Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards ceremony.-TradeArabia News Service