Damen Shipyards Sharjah Celebrates Anniversary
- Business & Finance
Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSS) has celebrated its anniversary with a total of 13 vessels being dry-docked simultaneously.
The yard, officially opened in January 2014, in 2015 DSS delivered eight newbuilds, carried out two complex conversions and dry-docked 165 vessels from all the major operators in the region.
DSS, a joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Albwardy Marine Engineering, recently delivered tugs, workboats, support vessels, dredgers, landing craft, floating docks, barges and pontoons.
Damen Shipyards Sharjah is located in the Sharjah Hamriyah Free Zone (UAE). With a 284,000 m² site, 1,200m of quay wall (with a draught between 5m and 9m) and equipped with a 5,200 tonne ship lift (120m x 26.5m platform), 8 dry berths, a fully enclosed blasting and painting facility, 4,500 m² of new-build construction sheds and 7,500 m² of workshops for the various trades active on the site, DSS is ideally positioned for easy access to all seven Emirates as well as providing connections to neighboring Gulf States closer to the Straits of Hormuz.