DDW Chairman to Chair DNV Offshore Technical Committee

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Henrik O. Madsen & HE Khamis Juma Buamim: Photo courtesy of DDW

Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World Dubai, His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim has accepted an invitation to chair the DNV Offshore Technical Committee.

H.E. Buamim discussed with Mr. Henrik O. Madsen, DNV GL Group President & CEO, the ongoing business and the existing cooperation between the two groups and ways to strengthen them. The meeting (which included Uwe Bullwinkel, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager India & Middle East, DNV GL Maritime and Mr. Omar Abu Omar - Area Manager, DNV Dubai Branch) also discussed business opportunities and projects available in West Africa, Mexico, Brazil and the importance of constructive cooperation to push the maritime industry and allied operations in developing economic relations and investment activities in targeted areas and emerging markets.

The Offshore Technical Committee is established as the appropriate forum for exchange of knowledge, experience and views on aspects related to DNV's services and business in the region. This committee is charged with updating and sharing current and future challenges, market developments, new technologies and future rules and regulations within the industry.

The members of the Technical Committee represent owners and senior executives of companies providing offshore services such as drilling rigs, floating production units, shipyards, consultants and designers, service suppliers etc.

Accepting the invitation, His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World said, “It is a privilege to accept the invitation to chair the DNV Offshore Technical Committee. DNV is a leading provider of classification, certification, verification and advisory services all over the world. We are already working in close collaboration with them on industry-leading initiatives  as part of the  ‘Dubai Maritime Green Initiative,’ which is among several projects and programs which seek to study the possibility of promoting environmentally efficient and sustainable alternative fuel such as LNG in commercial shipping."

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