The RINA Group has entered a framework agreement to supply certification and engineering services to UAE-based Drydocks World - Dubai (LLC).
Under an MOU signed in Rome (Italy) today Drydocks World will draw on RINA Group's field of expertise to deliver assistance on project management and ship’s classification and certification for a number of projects including floating hotels, mega yachts, special project vessels, underwater units and warships. The MoU was signed in the presence of H.E. Ms. Datin Paduka Halimah Abdullah, Ambassador of Malaysia to Rome, Mr. Muhammad Al Mansoori, Second Secretary of UAE Embassy in Rome, Mr. Hamad Al Nuaimi, Diplomatic Attaché, Embassy UAE in Rome, Ms. Penprapa, Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Thailand and other dignitaries.
H.E. Ambassador Abdul Aziz Bin Nasser Al Shams said, “The ongoing cooperation between Drydocks World, and RINA’s Italian group for International classification, certification and engineering services, enhances the role of UAE and the Dubai Emirate’s push to be the leader for vessels classification in the whole Arabic, Middle and Far Eastern regions. RINA group is recognized as an authoritative member of key international organizations, like the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards, Drydocks World has selected RINA group to develop such vital services in the region. We are targeting to ensure the provision of world class - vessel’s classification services in the Arabic, Middle and Far Eastern regions, due to the fact that our national maritime industry takes into its consideration all requests and criteria for development in this area.”
“Enhancing partnership between Emirates Classification – Tasneef, a classification society specializing in the maritime sector and RINA Group will help further developing its ability to provide a world class services for ship building, conversion and refit, to be matched with the current progression of military programs, as well as enhancing its technical capability in delivering highly sophisticated services for passenger vessels, yachts, warships and floating units for offshore oil& gas. Emirates Classification – Tasneef is going to gain a further technical capability in serving complex underwater structures that require continuous survey during construction to ensure conformation to Class and statutory issues, and developing a world class centre for all ship’s classification in the middle and far eastern regions,” he further elaborated.
Signing the MOU in Rome today RINA Group CEO, Ugo Salerno said, “There is a wide range of competencies and services available across the Group. RINA Services has particular expertise with complex passenger vessel newbuildings, mega yachts and warships and D'Appolonia has a long standing experience in combat systems and electronics. Working together with Drydocks World we can help them to maintain and develop a world class center for shipbuilding, conversion and refit, especially for the most complex projects such as floating units for offshore oil&gas, cutting edge yachts and warships.”