Drydocks World's Management Solutions For Kleindienst Group

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Thursday, June 26, 2014

 

Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, announced that it will sign an Agreement with Kleindienst Group to provide a complete range of offshore marine and operational management solutions for their The Heart of Europe. The project comprises of a cluster of six islands owned by the Group on The World project in Dubai offering an unrivalled resort and leisure experience.
 
The Agreement will be signed by His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World and Mr. Josef Kleindienst, CEO of the Kleindienst Group. Extensive discussions were held prior to reaching this stage. Drydocks World will offer high-end technical and operational support to the development of the islands including managing the dredging operations.  The company
will also provide comprehensive and integrated offshore marine based utilities solutions for electricity generation, water and sewage treatment plants for the islands. Design and supply of appropriate equipment and deploying technical teams for operational management are other aspects that will be implemented. The Kleindienst Group will lease land at Dubai Maritime City, the iconic world-class maritime cluster, from which to base their logistic and marine based operations from.
 
According to His Excellency Buamim, “We feel deeply privileged to be part of this highly significant project in Dubai that would re-define high-end living. Drydocks World has the expertise and experience to integrate various technical elements to deliver genuinely sustainable long term solutions. Our company has advocated smart solutions that are highly capable, flexible and efficient to meet today’s demanding requirements. We are totally committed to the Government of Dubai’s initiatives to encourage sustainable living.”
 
Commenting, Josef Kleindienst, CEO of Kleindienst Group, said, “Our agreement with Drydocks World is an important and significant step forward for The Heart of Europe project. It incorporates three key elements for collaboration in the future: Drydocks World will build our marine based utilities solutions, which includes the critical infrastructure for electricity, water and sewage; they will provide us with prime plots for our working barges within Maritime City; and, they will manage our ongoing dredging efforts around the islands.
 
“Since construction started on The Heart of Europe project in January this year all of our major transportation requirements have been carried out from Dubai Maritime City. Drydocks World has significant experience in the areas we have agreed to collaborate, and it is one of the world’s few truly specialised shipyards. For example, they recently successfully completed the high-voltage direct current converter platform, DolWin beta.
 
“We are looking forward to working closely with Drydocks world over the coming years. The company has a highly professional approach, and we have been impressed by the Emirati courtesy and support shown to us in all of our meetings with H.E. Khamis J. Buamim and his team.”

The Heart of Europe is a first of a kind hospitality development in the world that brings together so many innovative concepts such as: outdoor climate-controlled areas, rain and snow lined streets, amongst other concepts that draw together the very best of European designs, heritage and entertainment. Nestled amidst the archipelago of Dubai’s The World, this breathtaking resort spans a cluster of six islands, stretching just 4km from the mainland. The Heart of Europe is a collection of 6 distinctive islands, each boasting a unique design based on destinations throughout Europe including: Germany, Monaco, Sweden, Switzerland, St. Petersburg and the main island – Europe which brings the inspiration from Vienna, Barcelona, Paris and Rome. The islands are linked by unifying architectural principles and characterized by sleek designs inspired by their namesake countries.

 

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