Drydocks World & Dubai Maritime City, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, announced its participation in Posidonia from June 2-6, 2014, at Metropolitan Expo, Athens, Greece. The exhibition is one of the largest industry shows in Europe.Drydocks World & Maritime World has been a regular participant at the exhibition as it provides an unique access to Greek and international ship owners and buyers.
According to His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World, “We are really pleased to be back once again at Posidonia, an event that takes place every two years in which we participate on a very regular basis. The Greek shipping community has always been adept at managing both the operational and the business sides of shipping making them the owners of the largest independent fleet in the world.Drydocks World & Maritime World has been offering high quality state-of-the-art services to the international marine & maritime industry ever since its inception. Over the years we have done excellent business with the Greek shipping community with the business interactions increasing over time. Our participation in this event will cement this already solid relationship & will assist in growing this further. As the Greek shipping sector continues to grow rapidly, we also wish to showcase the excellent infrastructure and service opportunities that we offer at Dubai Maritime City, a world-class maritime cluster, to Greek investors who want to take advantage of the stellar location, connectivity and networking opportunities at this facility.”
Dubai Maritime City LLC (DMC) is well on target for completion by Expo 2020.The City with over 2.27 million square metrescomprises of the Marine and Business districts and is designed to encourage a community lifestyle supported by a superlative infrastructure and a conducive environment for modern living that balances working and living conditions as it offers facilities for office, residential, retail and recreational and leisure purposes. The plots in the Business District are for mixed use and allows for residential, commercial or hospitality related developments and are under various stages of implementation. Additionally there are innumerable advantages of being situated on the Jumeirah coastline, close to the heart of the trading hub of Dubai& in close proximity to the international airport and cruise line hub at Port Rashid.
Almost 10 percent of the vessels maintained in 2013 by Drydocks World, which is located just next to DMC, belonged to Greek ship owners. Clients who used the company’s diverse services included Capital Ship Management, Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd., Eurotankers Inc., Maran Gas Maritime Inc., Minerva Marine Inc., Polembros Shipping Ltd., Springfield Shipping Company and Thenamaris Ships Management. The shipyard has recently entered into a collaboration with key industry players such as Wartsila, DUSUP and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, TASNEEF, Rolls-Royce, DNV-GL and Shell to buildthe world’s first green harbor tug as part of the Dubai Maritime Green Initiative.
Drydocks World is also making major inroads into the repair & refurbishment, conversion and new building of rigs and offshore construction projects. The company has been handling some of the world’s first projects such as Dolwin beta HVDC Offshore Wind Energy Platform, which will eventually be towed to Germany, the Solan subsea oil storage tank for UK and the largest turret ever built for Prelude FLNG, which will be located near Australia. All of these projects, including the initiative on the green harbor tug will be on display at the Drydocks World stand at Posidonia. People from DDW & DMC will be available to provide details on these initiatives as well as to provide insights to services & facilities available & ways in which these can be customized to meet the specific needs of individual clients.