Drydocks World Wins Maritime Std Awards
Drydocks World the international service provider to the maritime, oil, gas and energy sectors has received the Shipyard/Ship Repair Facility of the Year and the Technology/Innovation Awards for the Modular Capture Vessels(MCV’s) project at the Maritime Standard Awards. The winners were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on November 6th 2014 at the Atlantis hotel in Dubai.
The awards sought out best-in-class organizations, projects, employee safety milestones, goals and safety awareness in the workplace. Organizationsthat arecommitted to making safety a significant part of their business strategy and use innovative ideas to encourage and engage staff in workplace safety were recognized.Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group.
The awards are one of the most prestigious events of the yearand was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and many leading personalities in the maritime industries and presented bythe celebrated journalist, broadcaster and PR guru, Alastair Campbell, as Master of Ceremonies.
Receiving the Award, His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim said, “We are grateful to the Maritime Standard Awards for the recognition. It is a testament to our continuous effort to offer high quality services to the maritime sector. We have thrived in enhancing our facility by implementing global standards of operational excellence. None of this would have been possible without the wise leadership and vision of the rulers of Dubai, their constant support received has encouraged Drydocks World to drive forward toward further success. Winning theShipyard/Ship Repair Facility of the Year Award and the Technology/Innovations Awardhas positively impacted our company and the morale of our dedicated employees. As we receive these awards in recognition of our positive contributions to the maritime sector, we will continue to follow the high standards asWe continually aim to improveour business and maintain excellence in all of our operations.”
The Shipyard/Ship Repair Facility of the Year Award is considered to be one of the most prestigious accolades in the marine sector. Judges have recognized the yard’s capability throughout challenging market conditions and the ability to grow, improve and expand in the region. The Facility of the Year award has recognized innovation and creativity in maritime manufacturing facilities serving the maritime industry. Global players selected for these prestigious awards set the standard for maritime facilities by demonstrating excellence in Project Execution, Equipment Innovation, Facility Integration, Process Innovation, Sustainability and Operational Excellence.
The Technology /Innovation Award given to Drydocks World recognizes the most groundbreaking companies in the Maritime sector. To be awarded as a prominent industry innovator by key executives from top service providers is a significant achievement. Drydocks World has received this awardfor innovative projects such as the two MCV’s (Modular Capture Vessels), Eagle Texas and Eagle Louisiana. The MCV projects required 2530 tonnes of steel with 19.68 kmof pipes and 292km of electrical cables used. The MCV has the capacity to store 700,000 barrels of liquid, and can process, store and offload the liquids to shuttle tankers. Modular adaptable process equipment installed on the MCV will connect to the riser assembly that directs the flow from the subsea components. The process equipment will separate the liquids from gas, safely store the liquids and flare the gas. Liquids will then be offloaded to shuttle tankers which will transport the liquids to shore. With the delivery of the MCVs, Drydocks World has created a name for itself in sophisticated vessel conversions.