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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 

Albwardy Damen has been presented with the Shipyard of the Year Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa, part of the UAE Maritime Week.

The awards recognise personalities and organisations that have had a significant impact on the regional market over the past year.

Lars Seistrup, MD Albwardy Damen said: “It is a huge honour to win this prestigious award for the second year running. On behalf of our 1,200 staff I would like to thank our customers for their trust in our services. The marine industry is changing rapidly, margins are tight and owners are demanding high quality, safe and efficient vessels as standard. As a service provider to the marine industry we constantly strive to maintain a cost-efficient business and understand the needs of our customers. This award affirms the success of our efforts in both our newbuild and repair departments.”

 Albwardy Damen is a joint venture between Albwardy Investment of Dubai and the Netherlands-headquartered Damen Shipyards Group. Its operations in Dubai, Fujairah and Sharjah as well as Sohar and Salalah in Oman repair over 400 vessels a year of all sizes from tugs to VLCCs and in 2018 it built eight new vessels. 90% of its work is executed from the UAE and Oman locations using Albwardy Damen’s own people and equipment.

Albwardy Damen has invested in 3D scanning and engineering software to carry out BWTS retrofits and large pipe renewal schemes on tankers. This has been very successful with two BWT retrofits already completed where 3D scanning, engineering, CNC-controlled piping production and installation were delivered as turnkey projects.

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