Advertisement

Damen Shipyards Sharjah celebrates ten-year anniversary

On 13 January 2024 Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSS) celebrated its tenth anniversary. Starting out in 2012 on undeveloped ground, DSS has grown into a state-of-the-art shipyard covering 200,000m2. It features large construction halls and eleven repair berths, including one covered berth.

Over the last decade, the shipyard has developed a strong track record, delivering 90 new vessels. Amongst these, is the largest newbuild vessel constructed in the UAE; a project DSS managed to safely undertake during the coronavirus pandemic.

Additionally, the yard has undertaken over 3,000 repair projects including more than 1,000 dockings, 2,000 quayside repairs and ten major conversions.

Since it began its operations, DSS has invested continually in the development of both its technology and its personnel. For example, the yard offers opportunities to talented people via Albwardy Damen’s in-house graduate scheme. The results of this people development are clearly visible in the make-up of the team, where 75% of middle management have risen through the ranks internally.

The yard boasts a highly skilled team of engineers available 24/7. With all major trades in house, DSS serves its clients as a one-stop-shop able to carry out 90% of its work with its own personnel.

DSS has full capabilities to carry out emergency repairs, including to fire damaged vessels. The yard’s broad scope includes propeller repair, hydraulics and electric work, carpentry, 3D scanning, GRE and CNC pipework, underwater performance and diving work. Together with the other Albwardy Damen locations, the yard serves as OEM representative for a number of globally recognised manufacturers.

Ships Montly - January 2024

Viking announces float out of newest Egypt ship

On 14 May 2024 Viking announced its newest ship for the Nile River, the 82-guest Viking Sobek, was ‘floated out’, marking a major construction...
Advertisement

Related articles

Viking announces float out of newest Egypt ship

On 14 May 2024 Viking announced its newest ship for the Nile River, the 82-guest Viking Sobek, was...

Wärtsilä secures China’s largest-ever methanol newbuild order

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply the methanol-fuelled auxiliary engines for five new container vessels for COSCO Shipping Lines...

Carnival celebrates 30th anniversary in Port of New Orleans

Carnival Cruise Line launched its first year-round cruise programme from New Orleans in 1994 and over the years...

New weekly RoRo link between Poland and Sweden

At the end of May, Lakeway Link will launch a new ro-ro service specialising in high and heavy...