Monday 13 January 2014 witnessed the official opening ceremony of Damen Shipyards Sharjah FZE – the newest shipyard of Albwardy Marine Engineering. In a joint venture between the Damen Shipyards Group and Albwardy Marine Engineering, the core activities at DSS will continue along the tried and trusted course of Damen new-builds and Albwardy’s conversions, dry-dockings and repairs.
Damen Shipyards Sharjah is conveniently located in the Sharjah Hamriyah Free-zone. The spacious new yard, located on a huge 284,000 square metre site, has direct and unrestricted access to the sea and meets the highest standards of modern ship construction and repair.
The facility is equipped with a 120 x 26.5 metre ship-lift, with a 5,200 ton capacity and is connected to eight dry-berths, each of which is 125 metres in length. It also features a fully enclosed blasting and painting shed and an under-cover new build construction hall.