Maritime stern tube seal and propulsion systems service provider, AEGIR-Marine, is expanding its global services network by opening a new office in Dubai. This will expand a network that already includes a presence in the Netherlands, Singapore, Shanghai, Namibia and USA. The Dubai service team will focus its activities on both the Middle East oil and gas sector and well as the company’s core business which is commercial vessels.
AEGIR-Marine, which has been active in the Middle East for a number of years now, says its decision to open a permanent office in the region was in response to ever-growing customer demand. “In terms of stern tube seal and propulsion system service and parts, we are filling the gap between equipment makers and maritime service providers. This successful strategy resulted in a significant increase in service work and sales of parts in the Middle East,” says Serge Lapré, who will be branch manager at the new office.
The new office will start operations with a team of two propulsion service engineers and two stern tube seal engineers. A launch party for AEGIR-Marine’s new Dubai office was held on 23rd January in the JOME Engineering Building, in Dubai Maritime City.