Located in one of the rapidly developing regions of the world and a busy trading route, Drydocks 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 Dubai 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, Drydocks 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, Drydocks 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. Drydocks 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.