The 5 years of LTI free operations was marked by a small ceremony at the Fujairah yard attended by local port authorities, clients of Albwardy Damen and other stakeholders. Speaking at the event, Lars Sesitrup, Managing Director Albwardy Damen, stated his pride in the achievement and affirmed that the venture would remain dedicated to safety going forwards.
“Safety is always our number one priority and will remain so, in whatever circumstances we are operating. The fact that we have achieved this result over the last 5 years is in no small part due to the diligence and commitment of our employees who make a crucial contribution to the safety performance of our company. The fact that, together, we have accomplished this during what are very challenging conditions for the offshore industry, is a clear demonstration of our commitment to safety,” Mr Seistrup said.
The yard, which is based in the Port of Fujairah, supports clients with both workshop and afloat repairs. It employs around 150 personnel, undertaking numerous projects each year. Its scope of work covers hull and deck steel repairs, including pipework, hydro-blasting and painting and mechanical works such as engine overhaul, hydraulic and electrical works.
Albwardy Damen provides shipbuilding, repair and diving services to the marine oil and gas related industries in the Middle East. With a total workforce of 1100 personnel, comprising 26 different nationalities, the venture operates in three UAE locations: Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah. Albwardy Damen is certified by LRQA to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001 as well as OPI.