Drydocks World announces ‘South Yard’ development project to facilitate smart trade

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Drydocks World, UAE’s leading provider of marine and offshore services, has announced the development of the ‘South Yard’ facility, its latest project targeted at enhancing fabrication capacity and providing better services to its clients.

The Dubai Government-owned company which provides marine and offshore services to the maritime, oil, gas, and energy sectors, is building a specialized facility of 70,000 square meter area for new development projects. The ‘South Yard,’ which is expected to appeal to oil and gas and renewable energy clients, will have a world-class yard with cutting-edge technology, a considerably leaner execution process, and a whole new load-out facility for big and heavy structures.

Drydocks World is working on efficiency improvements while maintaining the highest levels of safety and quality. The ‘South Yard’ facility will support this goal by developing specific infrastructure to realize the future project pipeline, allowing the region and the global trade to benefit from competitive advantages.

Captain Rado Antolovic
Captain Rado Antolovic
CEO – Drydocks World

“We are very excited by the plans we have for our South Yard facility as we believe there are a number of firms in the market looking for this kind of dedicated area offering specialist facilities and technology. We are confident it will play a vital role in attracting new strategic partnerships, gaining more value from operational costs and improving profitability, all of which are directly proportional to the high HSSE standards, smarter logistics, leaner execution, improved fabrication material flows and safer operations.”

The latest project is in line with DP World strategy and Dubai’s smart technology transformation. The DP World strategy intends to give clear guidance on how to lead the future of global smart trade by maximizing shareholder value through leveraging its portfolio of world-class infrastructure assets, improving global supply chains and producing long-term economic growth. The smart technology transformation as a part of the 4th industrial revolution depends on digitization and information technology. 

Earlier this year, Drydocks World launched a digital transformation project to enhance its core systems to deliver operational efficiencies and improved customer service by leveraging IFS Cloud to meet its growing enterprise resource planning and asset management needs.

Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem, Executive Vice President of DP World said, “Drydocks World shipyard has set ambitious targets to increase its production capacity and operational efficiency. It is currently working towards achieving these goals by developing existing facilities and raising their performance through the use of smart technology and leading engineering practices.”

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