Drydocks World – Dubai wins Lloyd’s List Shipbuilding/Shiprepair Award 2009

Published November 30th, 2009 - 02:36 GMT

Drydocks World - Dubai, the region’s premier ship repair, conversion and new building yard and flagship company of Drydocks World, reaffirmed its position in the marine industry when it won the prestigious Shipbuilding/Shiprepair Award at the Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards 2009 for the fifth consecutive year.

The honour is in recognition of the consistent results Drydocks World - Dubai has delivered despite the global economic downturn, while maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality within the yard.

In addition, Nawal Saigal, Managing Director, Drydocks World - Dubai, was named “Personality of the Year” for his strategic positioning of the shipyard, advocating investment and seizing opportunity in the downturn. The Awards committee, comprising marine industry veterans, highlighted that these factors have helped Drydocks World - Dubai achieve a consistent performance and have boosted the morale of the marine industry in the UAE.

Ravi Senaratne, Commercial Director, Drydocks World - Dubai, received the Shipbuilding/Shiprepair Award on behalf of the yard, at a glittering presentation ceremony held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, on Sunday, November 8th, which was attended by various leaders from the industry.

Ravi Senaratne said: “This prestigious award has reiterated Drydocks World - Dubai’s status as the ship yard of choice because of our expertise, experience and stringent adherence to safety and quality standards. We will continue our efforts towards achieving higher standards of excellence and strengthen Dubai’s position as the maritime hub of the region.”

The recognition is the latest in a series of high profile, international awards Drydocks World - Dubai has won over the years. The yard has won the Lloyd’s List Shipyard of the Year award for four consecutive years, from 2005 to 2008.

The annual Lloyd’s List Awards, established by the internationally acclaimed trade publication group, are considered to be benchmarks for excellence in the industry.

The Dubai yard has recently expanded its repair and conversion facilities in terms of space and equipment, increasing its capacity for major projects involving highly complex, technical operations.


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