Monday 21 September 2020

Grandweld wins GMO deal to build two crew boats

DUBAI, January 13, 2020

Grandweld Shipyards, a leading UAE-based ship repair and conversion facility, recently secured a deal with Global Marine Ship Management and Operations (GMO) to build and deliver two new 42-meter crew boats.

Jamal Abki, general manager of Grandweld Shipyards, said: “We are extremely pleased to collaborate with GMO and close out the year on such a high note. Since our birth in 1984, we have constantly sought out methods of growing both internally and externally.”

“Accordingly, this union reinforces the repeated and successful implementation of a meticulous strategy that we have administered over 35 years. Grandweld’s strength lies in our specialization of design, builds and maintenance of ships and boats.

“After engaging in productive discussions with GMO and tactically examining its future ambitions, we are confident that these new designs will be of great value for them in the coming decade and beyond. Additionally, we are optimistic that the delivery of our new generation 42-meter crew boats will further develop our strong and long-lasting partnership for many years to come,” he added.

Shahram Nazemi, managing director of Global Marine Ship Management and Operations, said: “While we have provided a full range of offshore marine support services to the industry since 1997, we only officially established ourselves in the UAE in 2009.

“This development allowed us to cater to the country’s project needs and also boost our credibility by showcasing our expertise in chartering vessels in support activities for all kinds of offshore activity. With the addition of Grandweld’s two crew boats to our fleet, GMO looks forward to reinforcing our status as a preferred provider of offshore marine services to clients within the industry, while maintaining quality performance based on safety and the highest environmental standards.”

GMO is currently most active in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, but their presence also extends to locations like South America and Southeast Asia. A majority of GMO’s 14 vessel fleet in the UAE is comprised of crew boats and this new deal with Grandweld will witness this number grow to 16.

“Grandweld’s pride has always been embedded in our ‘Made in the UAE’ brand. Representing a country which prides itself in excellence has directly translated to the way in which we operate,” Abki added.

“This entails completing and delivering projects in a timely fashion, working around the clock to provide the highest quality services at competitive prices, and ensuring our clients immediate and long-term needs are consistently met without fail. Likewise, this deal with GMO is yet another opportunity that allows us to uplift and exemplify the country’s elite stature.”

“Our primary focus has always been rooted in ensuring the utmost safety and quality of our vessels. In 2019, we once again successfully witnessed this carried out. However, despite our stable and steady growth in the global maritime market, we are adamant on elevating our operations to the next level and this collaborative effort with Grandweld allows us to deliberately achieve just that,” Nazemi added.

“With the new decade upon us, we anticipate the demand for our vessels increasing. Thus, understanding the excellence of Grandweld’s past deliveries, we view this order of two new crew boats as mandatory for our fleet to be up to date with the latest maritime standards.” – TradeArabia News Service


More Industry, Logistics & Shipping Stories

calendarCalendar of Events