OCTOBER 14, 2012 — Grandweld Shipyards has inaugurated its new Dubai Maritime City facility in a ceremony presided over by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates Group.
Spreading over 55,000 sq. m, Grandweld's new state of the art facility offers a modern shipbuilding infrastructure; featuring a 13,500 sq m covered and insulated shipbuilding yard with overhead cranes, 28,000 sq.m open yard, 4,000 sq.m of modern offices, CNC shop and piping shop, and 5,000 sq.m storage area.
Completed in 2012, the expansion has increased Grandweld's shipbuilding production capacity by 60 percent, mainly dedicated to larger vessels.
With its new location strategically situated in the heart of Dubai with easy access to the Gulf, Grandweld is considered the largest shipbuilder in the region.
"Grandweld's new facility has been designed with premium green building technologies and standards, and has achieved the 'LEED GOLD Rating' making it the first marine green building in the MENA region," noted Jamal Abki, General Manager of Grandweld Shipyards.
"We are delighted that Grandweld has chosen to be part of the exclusive community of premium companies within DMC and supporting the growth of the maritime industry," said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World. "Their advocacy of green building technologies will definitely provide an impetus to promoting sustainable environment-friendly developments in the region."