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Middle East

Exclusive Agents

We are exclusive agents for the following shipyards:

DP World - Dubai

DP World – Dubai Located in one of the rapidly developing regions of the world and a busy trading route, DP World’s Dubai shipyard is one of the most prolific shipyards in operation. The shipyard is the largest facility in the Middle East and is the flagship company of DP World subsidiary Drydocks World. A ship repair yard of choice, it is also the preferred location for vessel conversions, new building and offshore construction.


Conceived as an ambitious project under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, the facility on an average handles 350 vessels in a year, most of them ULCCs (Ultra Large Crude Carriers) and VLCCs (Very Large Crude Carriers). It completed 30 years of operation in 2008. The shipyard has repaired over 7500 vessels so far.
Several of the world’s largest dredgers and jack-up rigs are serviced every year and the yard has specialised LNG handling capabilities. The yard’s workshops are equipped with modern equipment capable of working to exacting standards.
Drydocks World is one of the most prominent names in the maritime industry. Over the past 30 years, DP World has established itself as a leading, and fast growing international player in Offshore and Engineering, Ship Repair and Maintenance, Shipbuilding and Conversion, Rig building and re-furbishment , FPSO/FSO conversion, offshore fabrication, Maritime Clusters and Yacht and Fleet operations with facilities in the Middle East and Southeast Asia through DDW-PaxOcean Asia Pte.Ltd.


The flagship yard, DP World-Dubai the world largest and most modern facility between Europe and the Far East, is supplemented by four other fully operational facilities; one in Singapore and three on Batam Island, Indonesia, under DDW-PaxOcean Asia Pte. Ltd. Drydocks World-Dubai is certified by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance for meeting ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 requirements, and authorized by ASME and National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors for the usage of ‘U’, ‘R’ and ‘NB’ Stamps. Quality is of paramount importance to the business and providing a service that fully meets the customer’s expectations is a key process objective within the company. DP World-Dubai has maintained since 2003, a British Safety Council 5-Star Award for its safety management system and is the proud recipient of the coveted British Safety Council Sword of Honour for 2012.


DP World – Dubai, unlike many other yards, relies on a permanent workforce of 10,000 qualified and trained personnel. An additional peripheral workforce of 4,000 can be mobilized at short notice through lump sum subcontract and labour supply agencies.


Generally, a dedicated workforce is assigned for each business area – ship repair, conversions and new building. However, the workforce can be split based on the workload under each business area to fulfill production requirements.
Trades like steel, pipe, mechanical, electrical, blasting and painting facilities have dedicated areas for ship repair, conversion and new building projects. These however, complement each other when necessary. However, trades like staging and marine and cranes, support all projects based on requirements.




The shipyard has three docks of varying dimensions, a floating dock and a float out facility.
The sizes are mentioned below:





The shipyard has 3,130 metres of repair berths capable of accommodating 10 ULCCs at a time. The port is dredged to a depth of 11.5 metres.

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