GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Solidifying UAE-Kuwait relations, the fully integrated shipyard demonstrates versatile and efficient operations through completing such extensive projects in short turnaround times

2nd of September 2019:  Grandweld Shipyards, the UAE-based shipbuilding, ship repair, and engineering solutions specialists, has successfully completed the construction and delivery of 10 boats for one of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation's (KPC) subsidiaries, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). As per terms agreed upon in a May 2017 signed contract, Grandweld constructed a grand total of 6 Pilot boats and 4 Crew transport boats for KOC. 

The completion of this contract marks a significant milestone for Grandweld, as the reputable shipbuilding company was able to construct and deliver the majority of agreed upon deliverables ahead of time. Such collaboration strongly emphasizes existing relations between the UAE and Kuwait. Grandweld's securing and successful completion of this project directly builds upon the globally renowned business standing by contributing to the country's overall economic capital.

Upon the commencement of the construction phase in September 2018; Grandweld proceeded to deliver the first of 10 boats in December 2018, and the final boat in July. While successfully meeting the original proposed deadline of July 2019, Grandweld also managed to deliver multiple customized vessels on their specified timelines with outstanding performance in terms of high speed, sea keeping and passenger safety and comfort. Even while managing to achieve such quick turnaround times, Grandweld ensured that the quality of each build was never compromised.

Speaking on this, Jamal Abki, General Manager of Grandweld Shipyards, explained, “Each of the delivered boats was designed to exceed the needs of KOC, and similarly built in accordance with Lloyd's Register latest technology for classification standards to provide the highest operational efficiency and safety. Our professional technical team did a proper handover for KOC crew to get trained about all needed operations. Both our team and KOC's team delivered an extensive model test during the engineering stage to ensure the vessels' compliance with the client's requirements.  Imperatively, Grandweld takes immense pride in prioritizing the values of our clients and we are confident that our contributions will work towards fulfilling KOC's ambition of pursuing excellence in their operations.”

Abki further added, “For well over three decades, Grandweld has developed as one of the region's most established and capable shipyards in the region by providing both quality and value. We are pleased that KOC trusted in our ability to help bolster their fleet, and while this marks the end of one project, we are optimistic that it will open the door for many more. Grandweld is proud to add this milestone to our list of accomplishments as it pertains to serving the global offshore and marine industry. It is with high regard that we hold the esteemed KOC, and we look forward to potential future collaborations that will be of great benefit to both parties.”

As it relates to KOC, the 10 received boats provide added merit to the company's fleet and provide them with greater flexibility to pursue additional maritime expansion operations and contribute to the economic prosperity of the Kuwaiti state.

Sami Al-Sawagh, Marine Operations Manager at KOC Group clarified saying, “The decision to award Grandweld with this contract for 10 boats was a byproduct of strong-ties between our nations. It is worth mentioning that this project is not the first collaboration with KOC and Grandweld. During the past years, the two companies have completed 4 work boat building projects.

Those boats are doing what they are built to do with the highest efficiency and work quality in our export service ports. Throughout the entire duration of this process, Grandweld has displayed excellent professionalism by providing quality builds and provisions which adhered to the project conditions, without any changes in the delivery dates, and in a timely manner.

This has effectively enabled KOC to strategically expand our fleet and it has also further reinforced our ability to execute maritime projects for Kuwait ports effectively, and our judgment to work with Grandweld in such a manner. As we move forward, these boats will offer an added dimension to our operations as we continually pursue excellence in all that we do. We are extremely appreciative of Grandweld's commitment to meeting the agreed upon deadlines and also in their ability to produce multiple early deliveries which significantly exceeded our expectations.”

 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 13377 times
Posted on : Monday, September 2, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Driverless trucks set to deliver more success to UAE logistics
Next Story : Cap on sulphur emissions to drive global demand for LNG as shipping fuel
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Aigner Aprilia
Top Toners to Up Your Skincare Game
'Tis the Season to Gift and Glow' With Foreo Holiday Gift Sets
Stay Refreshed this Festive Season & Give the Gift of Self Care with Kocostar's ...
Raise Eyebrows with Flormar's New Range
Nourish your hair with Vierro's Styling Cream range
Matte Made in Heaven
Shop the New Frozen 2 Collection at Max Fashion!
Steve Madden set to arrive in Dubai to kick off brand's 30th Anniversary Celebration
Skincare Through The Ages: The 20-Something's Skincare Guide
Foreo Expects a Record Sale for Black Friday
Look after your body & enjoy nourished skin from Local, Homegrown Company, The S...
Dubai Fitness Challenge Continues to Inspire the City
Adventurous Sailor François Gabart begins the 2019 Brest Atlantiques race
The Eberhard & Co. “Sistema Magini” Chronograph Sells at Auction for 156,000 Euros
Time for tennis - Ugo Humbert joins Rado YoungStars
Dubai Pink Ride Attracts More than 4500 Participants
The Official 48th UAE National Day Celebration is a Symbol of UAE Heritage and I...
Dine With Your Favourite Plus Ones at IKEA
Explore Hello Kitty Mania as Candylicious Turns 10
The ITC and SOFRECOM partnership to deploy fiber network in the Kingdom of Saudi...
Jafza – First Free Zone to Roll Out Workforce Protection Programme
PCFC discusses wider horizons for trade and logistic services with Dubai busines...
Al-Futtaim Malls Wins Big at RECON MENA
Saxo Banks Marks a Decade in the Middle East
Balle Balle at Purani Dilli with the Punjabi Food Festival
China's Latest Moves in Ip Protection Leads to Unprecedented Legal Judgement for...
Hamdan bin Mohammed leads first Dubai Run on Sheikh Zayed Road featuring 70,000 ...
Dubai Customs showcases services for people of determination at Accessabilities ...
MBRSC calls for participation in Sirius Analogue Mission to simulate life on Mars
Al Tayer Motors Opens Magnificent New Maserati Showroom In Dubai
National Geographic Abu Dhabi Provides an Unprecedented Look into Makkah's Spraw...
Dubai International Hotel takes home the “Best Airport Hotel in the UAE” Title a...
Dubai Land Department announces 16th edition of International Property Show
GEMS Dubai American Academy Elementary named Apple Distinguished School
The French Oil & Gas Industry on display at ADIPEC
Winners of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center short story writing competition a...
Tag Heuer Equips Iconic Monaco Wristwatch With Avant-garde in-house Manufacture ...
GROHE Icon 3D wins Best Product Design at Blueprint Awards 2019
Dubai Dialogue 2019 examines business benefits of embracing sustainable innovation
Accor's role as Makkah's leading pilgrim hospitality services provider showcased...
September Air Freight Volumes Remain Weak
Dubai Airshow Announces Edge As First Ever Advance Technology Partner
Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies provides Vertical Transportation soluti...
P&O Marinas and Fabulous Yachts Announce the 3rd Edition of the International S...
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School hosts H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bin Hasher Bin Dalmook Al...
Middle East Energy Assembles High-powered Advisory Board to Chart Industry Future
Bold Bakers, Meet Gemma Stafford at Dubai Festival City Mall this Weekend
Medeor Hospital, Dubai gives new life to a 63-year-old patient in the UAE by rem...
Four lucky shoppers win big during City Centre Muscat's Autumn/Winter 19 campaign