Damen Shipyards opens in Sharjah
Sharjah, January 16, 2014
The Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSS), a joing venture between the Damen Shipyards Group and Albwardy Marine Engineering, was recently opened for business.
The core activities at DSS will continue along the course of Damen new-builds and Albwardy’s conversions, dry-dockings and repairs, said a statement.
The yard, located on a 284,000 sq m site, has direct and unrestricted access to the sea and meets the highest standards of modern ship construction and repair, it said.
The facility is equipped with a 120 x 26.5 m ship-lift, with a 5,200-tonne capacity and is connected to eight dry-berths, each of which is 125 m in length.
It also features a fully enclosed blasting and painting shed and an under-cover new build construction hall, besides an extensive adjacent repair space, with 1,200 m of quay with a water depth up to nine metres.
The DSS has the facilities to repair and construct all type of vessels, and has recently delivered tugs, workboats, support vessels, dredgers, landing craft, floating docks, barges and pontoons, said the statement.
The two companies will also undertake rig repairs and conversions for the oil and gas industry, it added. - TradeArabia News Service