Dubai Drydocks inks co-op deal with ABB
Dubai, September 11, 2012
Dubai's ship building unit Drydocks World has reached an agreement with automation technology giant ABB to have a dedicated service point for the company's turbochargers at its facility in Dubai.
As per the agreement, ABB Turbocharging Dubai will provide international factory warranties to all service jobs done at Drydocks World, including dedicated machines and engineers at a workstation within the shipyard facility.
Over 100 ABB Service Stations worldwide will also provide assistance to Drydocks World if required, giving it the advantage of accessibility to a quick response and global services, said the officials of the two companies after signing an MoU on the sidelines of the SMM Hamburg, one of Europe’s leading maritime exhibitions.
Mohammed Ahmed Al Mahmoud, the UAE Ambassador for Germany and other senior officials of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry were present at the signing ceremony held at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. The final service agreement will be signed in October.
The agreement will promote sharing of mutual benefits to enhance business of both companies, ensure quick turbocharger service to customers in the yard and offer one-stop ABB turbocharger solutions at Drydocks World- Dubai, said a senior official.
"ABB has been a loyal business partner and we are delighted to take this co-operation to a new level," remarked Khamis Juma Buamim, the chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.
"The co-operation will help us offer faster and better quality services and will be beneficial to all our clients. This is an initiative to support our long term business strategy and helps it to be more customer-focused, and high advanced technical services," he added.
Hisham Abdulla Al Shirawi, the second vice chairman, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the deal comes in line with the mission’s aim of establishing new business partnerships, exchanging of experiences and innovations in the maritime sector.
“We welcome this agreement as it directly supports Dubai’s maritime sector while enhancing the position of the emirate as a transshipment hub in the region. It goes out to showcase the competitive advantages and maritime facilities offered by the emirate as this also caters to Dubai Chamber’s strategic objective of creating a favourable business environment while promoting Dubai as an international business hub,” said Al Shirawi.
John Fyfe, the area manager for ME & North East Africa said “Given the strategic importance of the Drydocks World and Dubai to our mutual customers, this initiative provides onsite accessibility to key equipment required for the overhaul of Turbochargers thus allowing for quick turnaround times and onsite technical support round the clock.”-TradeArabia News Service