Drydocks World -Dubaiis located in one of the most rapidly developing regions of the world, a busy trading route and is one of the most prolific shipyards in operation. The shipyard is the largest facility in theMiddle Eastand the preferred location for vessels’ ship repairs, conversions, new building and offshore constructions.
Drydocks World -Dubaihas one of the largest and well equipped steel workshops in Middle East, with a monthly fabrication capacity for steel renewals and conversions of over 2,000 T and 5000 tons forNewBuilding. The yard can pre-fabricate steel blocks up to 1,750T, which can be lifted up for installation using the floating crane available at the yard. Steel blocks up to 8,200 tonnes can be fabricated and loaded out using Air slide transfer mechanism and Hydro-lift load out facility. The workshop has a covered area of15,654.09 sq. m. and an open welding planes fabrication area of9,933 sq. m.
A large, modern and well-equipped Mechanical shop handles different kinds of mechanical jobs with highest standards of quality.
A dedicated workshop for governors, fuel pumps and injectors is capable of handling mechanical jobs on diesel engines, turbines, turbo chargers, pumps, compressors, fans, cow machines, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic motors, heat exchangers, valves, winches, windlass and cranes.
New berths of length 650m and width 59.5m can be used for fabricating and loading out offshore structures like topside modules, pipe racks and other such structures. The shipyard has three docks of varying dimensions, a floating dock and a float out facility. The shipyard has 3,130m of repair berths capable of accommodating 10 ULCCs at a time. The port is dredged to a depth of 11.5m.
Drydocks World –Dubai, unlike many other yards, relies on a permanent workforce of 10,000 qualified and trained personnel. An additional peripheral workforce of 4,000 can be mobilized at short notice through lump sum subcontract and labour supply agencies. Generally, a dedicated workforce is assigned for each business area - ship repair, conversions and new building. However, the workforce can be split based on the workload under each business area to fulfill production requirements.
Trades like steel, pipe, mechanical, electrical, blasting and painting facilities have dedicated areas for ship repair, conversion and new building projects. These however, complement each other when necessary.