Albwardy Marine Engineering and Damen Shipyards Sharjah have officially brought both brands together under one umbrella company called Albwardy Damen. The newly-named venture will continue to provide the same services as before, building newbuild steel and aluminium vessels and providing ship repair services to its marine and oil and gas customers in the Middle East. The announcement coincides with the third anniversary of Damen Shipyards Sharjah.
Albwardy Damen has facilities in three UAE locations: Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah. In addition to shipbuilding and repair, the company also provides floating repair and diving services.
This year, to further strengthen its position as a provider of ship repair services, Albwardy Damen will construct a new office and workshop facility in Dubai Maritime City. This expansion will enable Albwardy Damen to offer a full range of ship repair activities to customers in Dubai Maritime City and will be integrated with the existing business units in Al Jadaf, Sharjah and Fujairah.
“Bringing both brands together is a logical next step for us,” comments Lars Seistrup, Managing Director of Albwardy Damen “We aim to be the best regional shipyard for building and repairing niche tonnage, and with our expansion in Dubai we are positioning ourselves in the best possible way to serve our clients in the region during these challenging times.”