Wärtsilä expands its underwater servicing capabilities

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Wärtsilä’s Trident subsidiary has extended its underwater-related servicing capabilities with the opening of a new diving center in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. This expansion into a major global shipping region will enhance Wärtsilä’s ability to serve its customers with underwater repairs, refurbishments and maintenance.The UAE center became fully operational in February 2019.

“Our certified technicians can perform safe, reliable, and cost-effective repairs either underwater or afloat. Furthermore, we can assess repair requirements with thorough underwater inspections by our specialist teams. This adds considerable customer value since it increases the vessel’s operational efficiency while minimizing its downtime,” says William Winters, Managing Director of Trident.

Wärtsilä already has strong underwater servicing capabilities in Europe through its acquisition of the Trident Group in February 2018, followed by its subsequent acquisition of the Spanish underwater services company Burriel Navarro. This latest expansion into the Middle East shipping region extends the company’s global footprint in this specialist field.

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